An apple a day keeps the doctor away? Research suggests that apples may reduce the risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer. Compared to many other fruits and vegetables, apples contain relatively low amounts of vitamin C, but are a rich source of other antioxidant compounds. Apple’s antioxidant property prevents the damage to cells and tissues. The fiber content, while less than in most other fruits, helps regulate bowel movements and may thus reduce the risk of colon cancer.
There are more than 7,500 known varieties of apples, resulting in a range of desired characteristics. Different varieties are bred for various tastes and uses, including in cooking, fresh eating and cider production.
Tootie Fruitie Serving Size: 2Calories per serving: 324Fat per serving: .4gm The combination of apples and pears is my absolute favorite. The pink ladies give the juice just the right amount of tartness when mixed together with the sweet pears. Make a glass or two of this fiber rich juice and you've got the perfect Continue Reading
Carrot, Grapefruit & Apple Juice Serving Size: 1 glassCalories per serving: 211Fat per serving: 0.6g Juicing is one of my favorite things to do - especially when you have an easy juicer that doesn't take more than 5 minutes to clean. This blend gives the perfect compliment of flavors from the tartness of my favorite Continue Reading
Banana Chocolate Bread Serving Size: 8Calories per serving: 252Fat per serving: 10.5gms Made by special request from my hubby who is a die-hard banana bread fan, this recipe is moist, sweet and filled with chocolatey surprises in between. Its all whole wheat and naturally sweetened which makes this delightful bread good to eat as part Continue Reading
Saudi Champagne Serving Size: 4-6 glassesCalories per serving: 97Fat per serving: 0.2gms Living through the hot summers of Saudi Arabia, my family and I loved drinking (and chewing on) this refreshing concoction. It instantly cools you down with its minty aftertaste and fruity sweetness. Of course it is totally non-alcoholic and can be made in Continue Reading
Apple-Choc Donuts Serving Size: 6Calories per serving: 158Fat per serving: 9gms Ok so they’re not really donuts...but they certainly look like them! And they don’t contain any white sugar or fats. I made this dish out of the blue one day when I felt like putting together apples and chocolate but didn’t know how. The Continue Reading