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10 Healthy Fall Foods


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Apples
Apples are something of a wonder fruit, not only rich in fiber and vitamin C, but also useful in everything from snacking to baking to cooking to candying to cider.
Apples are something of a wonder fruit, not only rich in fiber and vitamin C, but also useful in everything from snacking to baking to cooking to candying to cider.
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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].


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