June 2011Prepared Foods – Eating an apple or two each day may reduce heart disease risk factors, according to a new study—the latest to polish the apple’s heart-healthy reputation. The study’s results, conducted by Florida State University’s Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, were consistent with previous evidence that apples do indeed live up to the famous adage about keeping the doctor away. In addition to their cardiovascular benefits, there is also some evidence that apples help regulate blood sugar and control appetite, protect against cancer and safeguard the lungs. For more information on the heart study, go to http://tinyurl.com/3g2ggy4.pf