Apple season is upon us! Not only are they delicious this time of year, but they are also on sale basically everywhere. Making apples both nutritious and budget friendly this time of year.
5 Impressive facts about apples and their health implications:
#1) Apples are nutritious. 1 medium apple is only 95 calories and contains vitamin C, potassium, fiber and vitamin K.
#2) Apples can aid in weight loss. They contain fiber and water, to hydrate and keep you full.
#3) Apples are linked to lower risk of heart disease. Due to soluble fiber content apples help lower your blood cholesterol levels, keeping your heart healthy.
#4) Prebiotic effects to promote good gut health. Apples contain pectin, a fiber that acts as a prebiotic. Which means feeding good bacteria to your gut to keep you regular!
#5) Apples contain anti-inflammatory compounds. These compounds are good for your bones, lungs and heart.
Enjoy this tasty recipe to increase apple consumption in your home. Remember the USDA recommends 2 cups of fruit daily intake for any 2,000 calorie diet.
- 4 Apples (peeled & sliced 1/4" pieces)
- 1/2 tsp Nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 cup Old fashioned oats
- 2 TBL Butter (melted)
- 1 TBL Honey
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
- Place apples in pan, sprinkle with additional cinnamon if desired.
- Mix remaining ingredients together, sprinkle on top of apples.
- Cover with aluminum foil and bake for 20 min, remove cover and bake fore another 15-20 min until apples are tender.
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