Adam Briggs of the British Heart Foundation Health Promotion Research Group at Oxford University says: “The Victorians had it about right when they came up with their brilliantly clear and simple public health advice: ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ It just shows how effective small changes in diet can be.”
Apples are a “miracle fruit” that everyone should be eating daily to improve overall health. Enjoy our latest articles on the health benefits of apples, as well as recipes for some of our favorite snacks. And remember–always choose organic apples.
One of my favorite fruits is also a health and weight loss wonder. Anyone who is trying to follow a healthy diet should always have these treats on hand for a quick, satisfying snack.
When mainstream doctors suspect heart disease, they immediately turn to drugs for a cure. But the simplest, easiest and tastiest ways to combat heart disease is to eat right.
If your nose runs and your eyes itch from spring allergies, you can cut back on your suffering with the best allergy-fighting foods. Here are the powerful antioxidant superfoods that can help you explore the outdoors with considerably less discomfort.
A stroke is a frightening occurrence, damaging the brain and threatening your life: It is the fourth leading cause of death. But a Dutch study shows that two fruits can shrink your risk of this damaging event.
Although doctors continually dish out drugs to prevent heart disease, researchers in England find that they could just as effectively give their patients a particular fruit. Eating one of these fruits daily, their study shows, may protect your heart about as well as a statin drug.
One of the serious problems with using chemotherapy to kill cancer cells is that tumors can often resist its effects. But researchers at University of California Riverside have found that eating the right fruits and vegetables when having chemotherapy can improve the therapy’s benefits.
If you want to minimize your risk of type 2 diabetes, a study has pinpointed three foods that should be on your menu every day.
Natural chemicals called phenolics or flavonoids found in apples and other fruits and vegetables can help fight breast cancer and other tumors. But you have to eat the peels.
Easy Healthy Recipes
When you’re busy and on-the-go, it can be easy to grab a pre-packaged, snack of processed food. That’s why we’ve put together a series of recipes that are quick, healthy and enjoyed by the whole family. Here are some of our favorite snacks which include the amazing apple:
- In the kitchen with Kelley: Apple Snack
My younger son absolutely loves apples. I found a recipe for Apple “Cookies” on Rachel Schultz’s blog and adapted it just a tad to suit his taste.
- In the kitchen with Kelley: Apple Bacon Coleslaw
I love coleslaw, but my kids don’t. So I made this recipe and converted my children. Now, we all love coleslaw. It’s made with apple cider vinegar, which may help with diabetes and blood sugar control.
- In the kitchen with Kelley: Raw Apple Crisp
Apples are so good and so good for you. Packed with phytonutrients, apples can help regulate blood sugar. So when you’re craving something sweet, reach for an apple.
- In the kitchen with Kelley: Apple Slaw
In my experience, it seems people either really like or really don’t like slaw. I like it, and so do my children. And we especially like this recipe. My kids like Apple Slaw on barbecue sandwiches. I like it by itself.
- In the kitchen with Kelley: Stuffed Apples
What child doesn’t love apple slices smeared with peanut butter? It was one of my favorite snacks when I was a child. My kids enjoyed them, too, when they were young
- In the kitchen with Kelley: Slow Cooker Applesauce
The day my kids started asking for squeezable applesauce was the day I decided I would never buy prepared applesauce again.
- In the kitchen with Kelley: Trail Mix
Every weekend, I fix a batch of trail mix for the kids and me. I dump a bunch of ingredients into a large bowl, toss and then fill sandwich bags about halfway for a healthy, grab-and-go snack.