An Apple A Day

Leaves falling, pumpkin everything, and apples! Fall is one of the best times of year to enjoy some of Mother Nature’s fast food, apples in every color!

Apples are a super easy way to get an extra kick of nutrition in your family’s diets.  Apples pack a nutritional punch by providing 4 grams of soluble fiber with a minimal amount of calories (approximately 90 per piece).   This wonder fruit also provides 14% of the daily recommended amount of immune boosting Vitamin C. 

Snacking on apples can also aid in sports performance! Eating an apple about an hour before a workout can give you a kick of quercetin- an antioxidant that plays a vital role in oxygen absorption in the lungs.  Studies have shown that people the eat apples or take quercetin supplements out perform in endurance activities compared to those who ingested a placebo. 

In short, maybe your mom actually right when she told you “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away!”.

Happy Fall!!



Jennings, K.-A. (2016). Retrieved from Eating Well :, 19September2016

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