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Apples are another fruit that I love to buy in bulk.  They can be stored in the refrigerator for weeks, which is perfect, as I love to have apples laying around for juicing!  They are also a delicious natural sweetener for when baking oatmeal, making winter salads or creamy smoothies!  When pureed they act as a wonderful binder and egg replacement in baking recipes.


Feeling: under the weather?   

Apples contain 14% of your daily vitamin C, which is an immune boosting vitamin!  It also contains an antioxidant called querceti that is known to boost your immune system, especially when stressed or sick.    

· As with bananas, apples are high in fiber, which aids in digestion and stimulates bowl movements (a.k.a. pooping).

· This fiber also helps to regulate and lower blood fat levels.

· They are also high in phytonutrients helping to regulate blood sugar levels; preventing energy lows due to spikes in blood sugar.  Keeping you naturally energized throughout a busy day!

 

Season to buy: Fall/Winter – this is when apples in the US will be the most affordable and at their peak taste. 

Shelf life: 2-3 weeks in the refrigerator