A Healthy You: Fall is Apple Season
Fall is the time for fresh, crisps apples. There are more than 7,500 varieties grown throughout the world and about 100 commercially in the United States.
When eating an apple, you should eat every part of it but the core. Almost half of the vitamin C content is just underneath the skin.
Apples are rich in fiber, a source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps prevent cholesterol build up and insoluble fiber helps provide bulk to help move food through the digestive system.
One apple has 80 calories and 4 grams of fiber. Two-thirds of the fiber and many of the antioxidants are found in the peel.
A Healthy You is a regular column about nutrition, healthy living and cancer care. It is written by Cindy Gates, RD and LD and the Cancer Center’s Oncology dietitian, herbalist and Certified Wellness Coach.