The aroma of Hill & Valley No Sugar Added Dutch Apple or Apple Pie is a reminder that the fall season has arrived. Visiting apple orchards in the fall was a regular part of my growing up in the Midwest. One bite of Hill & Valley’s apple pie is as good as the health benefits we obtain from apples.
For some of us, fresh, warm apples are comfort food. It can also help us manage our hunger and feel more satisfied with our food. Researchers have recently discovered that people report less hunger and more food satisfaction after eating whole apples.
The polyphenols (plant nutrients) in apples function as antioxidants. In numerous studies, Apples’ strong antioxidants have the ability to lower the risk of asthma and lung cancer.
Lastly, the heart health benefits of apples are well documented in research studies, and are from apple’s unusual mix of polyphenols & their water-soluble fiber. Total cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol are both decreased through regular intake of apples. An apple a day, or perhaps apple pie, can keep the doctor away.