What list of healthy fall foods would be complete without a little slice of Americana?
One of the most popular fruits on the market, apples are such a part of U.S. culture. Apple pie, the Big Apple, Apple computers ... apples are all around. And everyone's heard, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." But is there truth to that?
If nutritionists are asked, the answer is a resounding yes. Apples are packed with vitamin C and antioxidants. They also happen to be a great source of both insoluble and soluble fiber, with one large apple providing 30 percent of the daily recommended intake [source: SuperFoodsRX].
Apples are 12th in fruits on the ANDI scale at 72, not a bad number for a fruit [source: WFM].
The important thing to remember is to leave the skin on. The skin and the layer directly beneath it contain most of the healthy fiber and nutrients an apple provides [source: SuperFoodsRX].