February is American Heart Month and a perfect time to evaluate our healthy eating habits.
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Eating an apple a day might in fact help keep the cardiologist away, new research suggests.
You know the old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Here’s recent evidence that it’s time to up the apple ante to two.
As we grow older, we all have moments of forgetfulness, wondering why we came into a room or where we left our keys. We can only hope that these random bouts are just a fluke, but if you’d like to take a preventative approach to Alzheimer’s disease (AD), one study suggests apple juice.
No matter how you slice it, the whole apple may be greater – and healthier – than the sum of its parts, according to a new review study published in the September 2011 Advances in Nutrition.
Coined an “age-defying miracle food” by Dr. Oz himself, apples are making headlines this week for all its healthful benefits. Read Dr. Oz’s column to learn why he recommends 2-3 apple portions a day! For even more healthful reasons to eat apples daily, the U.S. Apple Association has developed “The Delicious Dozen” list.
Regardless of whether getting in Spring-Break shape is on your “to do” list, March is a great time to revisit health and fitness goals for 2011, and stock the fridge with fresh foods, like nutrient-packed apples and apple products—like 100% apple juice, cider or apple sauce!
According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, released yesterday, the plate is half full – of fruits and vegetables!
Apples have been tools for seduction for much longer than boxed chocolates. In ancient Greece, a man tossing an apple to a young woman was considered a marriage proposal. Catching it sealed the deal. During the Middle Ages in Europe, a woman who wanted a man to fall for her would sleep with an apple tucked under her arm, and then offer it to him the next day. If he ate the apple, it was believed that he would fall in love with her.
These days, serving apples to your love is a way to say: I want you to feel great and live a long, healthy life. What a wonderful message for your Valentine!