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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

An Apple A Day.....

 We have all heard the old adage, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." 
We all know that fruits and vegetables are essential to good health.  There has
been much talk today about the benefits of antioxidants which include everything
from prevention of certain types of diseases as well as the slowing of the aging
process.  However, besides the antioxidant benefits did you know that apples
have been known to protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis and increase
bone density.  Boron, an ingredient in apples strengths bones.  Also apples have
been found to be instrumental in such diseases  as asthma and alzheimers.  There
are many other benefits as well.  Apples have been proven to lower cholesterol,
help to lower your risk of lung cancer as well as colon, breast and liver
cancer.  Besides that they are a quick and delicious snack.  With  peak apple
season now upon us from September to November now is a great time to pile the
family in the car and set off on your apple picking adventure.  Whether you prefer the do it yourself method or the store bought one I'm sure you'll be happy with the many possibilities this fruit lends itself to.
  With over 7,000 varieties of apples available, yes 7,000, one might be in a
quandry as to which variety to choose.  Golden Delicious, and Paula Red are
considered perfect for applesauce as well as canning.  Braeburn, Gala,
Gravenstein, Rome Beauty and York Imperial are best for baked apples.  Granny
Smith, Jonagold, Macintosh, Northern Spy, Romes and Winesap are considered best
for pies.  Other varieties such as Baldwin, Cortland, Fuji, Gala, Golden
Delicious, Red Delicious, Stayman and York Imperial are best eaten as is. 
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1 comment:

Glyn said...

I have no idea how to contact you, because there are no details on your website.

You might like to link to my website in one of your articles, as it is a postcard from Tuscany on every page.

If you have the time, in the section Uncover tuscany, you can find a page about the wines of tuscany. Here there are a couple of absolutely FANTASTIC wines that you should recommend to your people in the US.