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health and wellness: an apple a day

Super 1 Foods | Posted Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 04:05AM

An Apple A DayThere are countless ways – and varieties – to help you get “apple a day” nutrition during October Apple Month. According the U.S. Apple Association, the fruit is abundant because it is grown in every state. Top producers are Washington, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California and Virginia.

Apples help promote a healthy lifestyle. Their benefits were first recorded in the medieval age, giving rise to the “apple a day” slogan. Research verifies that apples (which have a NuVal® score of 100) benefit weight loss and aid in the prevention of cancer, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and asthma.

Start the day with your favorite apple variety blended into this recipe for apple yogurt from the U.S. Apple Association. You’ll get all the nutrition of an apple plus an extra boost of dairy and protein from the yogurt – a perfect morning starter.

Apple Yogurt


3 cups diced or sliced apples (NuVal 100)
2 cups plain, low-fat yogurt (look for NuVal 50+)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp brown sugar, if apples are tart


Cook the apples in 1/2 cup water for 5 to 10 minutes or until soft. Reserve 1 cup and put the rest into blender with 1 cup yogurt, vanilla, cinnamon and brown sugar. Blend very briefly. Mix all ingredients together.

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