Is there any truth to the old saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away?”… apple

 With their  impressive list of antioxidants, plenty of fibre and a handful of vitamins and minerals I would think so! Apples are great low calorie addition to any mini meal in addition to having a satisfying and crunchy texture.

Did you know that a medium size apple contains the same amount of dietary fibre as a serving of bran cereal? They are also a good source of Vitamin C, beta-carotene, B Vitamins and minerals such as potassium, phosphorus and calcium. The unique combination of fibre and antioxidants (Vit C and beta-carotene) make this fruit capable of regulating blood sugars, as well as fighting off cardiovascular disease, certain cancers and asthma.

Apples are a great fall fruit to add to your menu, mainly because they are in season and also grown locally!

They taste great fresh tossed in salads, oatmeals, sandwiches or wraps; as well as baked, roasted or dried.  Visit our Pinterest board for a variety of apple inspired ideas this month.

1 medium sized apple = 90 kcal , ~20g Carbohydrates and 4.4g Fiber