THE OLD saying, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ may be true, according to a briefing from Heart Research UK.
Apples are rich in fibre, nutrients and antioxidants; they are most consistently linked with reduced risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, as well as helping to control weight.
Apples with the peel contain up to six times more antioxidants than without the peel, and you can eat them in many different ways from raw, grated or juiced to baked, stewed or pureed.
Keep apples refrigerated to retain their freshness and nutrient content.
For inspiring and tasty apple recipes visit www.heartresearch.org.uk/news/healthy-tip-apple-day