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The Healthy Family Mealtime Makeover, Issue #003 -- The Disease-Fighting Power of Apples
November 08, 2005

Welcome! Learn How to Combine Healthy Recipes with Family Fun!

This fall think delicious and healthy!

Don't you love the taste of fall in a crisp, crunchy apple? I know I do!

This week we will discuss the disease-fighting power of apples..

Try the easy recipe below:


More and more research is coming out with good news about apples and apple juice.

It's like the old adage, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away."

Here are some findings about this health-friendly fruit (especially geared towards all you parents out there):

1. Cornell University researchers found that one apple contains more cancer-fighting antioxidants than 1500 mg of Vitamin C.

2. The potassium in apples and apple juice has been shown to assist in reducing blood pressure.

3. American researchers found that selenium (found in meat,seafood and whole grains) combined with two or more apples a week can protect against asthma. The selenium helps unlock the flavonoids in the apple, which, in turn, help clear the airways.

4. University of California research indicated measurable heart health benefits from consuming two glasses of 100% apple juice a day inclluding a lowering of bad LD L cholesterol.

5. A Mayo Clinic finding indicates that apple consumption may prevent or help treat prostrate cancer.

What will your family do for healthier MEALTIMES?

 WE will drink a glass of 100% apple juice each day.

 WE will enjoy a fresh apple as a daily snack.

 WE will buy our apple products from a local orchard to support local farmers.

Celebrating Healthy Families 2005


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Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Kindy --Your Family Dietitian

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