Get The Most Nutrition From Your Apple

Fiber Apple peels contain both soluble and insoluble fiber, and about two-thirds of the fiber in an apple is in the skin. Fiber has many health benefits, from lowering cholesterol and aiding digestion to promoting satiety that helps with weight control. An average-size apple with its skin contains 4.4 g of fiber and youll lose half if you peel it. Antioxidants The skin of an apple is packed with powerful phytochemicals like flavonoids and phenolic acids that help the body fight free radicals that damage cells and contribute to disease. Eat your apple with the skin and you benefit from compounds called triterpenoids that help fight cancers, such as liver, colon and breast cancer. Did you know? Biting and chewing an apple is good for your smile? The fiber in apple skin stimulates the production of saliva, which helps fight tooth decay by lowering bacteria levels in your mouth. Another plus: the malic acid in apples helps dissolve stains.

Nutrition Measure Likely on House Floor Next Week as Farm Bill Struggle Continues

Exports post surpluses as opposed to the overall U.S. trade deficit. Its been 10 months since we were told, Give us an extension of the existing programs, some of them, and well get this done after the (presidential) election, Vilsack said. It hasnt gotten done from January now into September. You do have to begin questioning whether or not this is a priority and it ought to be a priority. The House passed an agriculture-only farm bill (HR 2642) in July but further movement is tied to Cantors timetable for putting the revised nutrition bill up for a vote. Cantor removed the title from a House Agriculture Committee-passed bill (HR 1947) after the measure failed on the House floor. Last week, Cantor indicated in a legislative memo that the nutrition bill was on his fall agenda.

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