Apples for Your Heart

By Joyce Hendley, September/October 2008

A new study shows apples may protect against metabolic syndrome.

Bottom line: Enjoy apples in all their forms—applesauce and juice (look for brands labeled “made with whole apples,” recommends Liu) and especially apples in their simplest, whole form. Be sure to leave the peel on—and not just because that’s where much of the healthy phytochemicals are concentrated, but for apples’ full flavor complexity.

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