Many recipes that include fresh cherries are desserts. Cherry pie, cherry cupcakes, and cherry ice cream are delicious, but what about using cherries in other meals? Here are five recipes to help you do just that.
Cherry Granola Breakfast Parfait
2 c plain yogurt
1 c rolled oats
1/2 c cherries, pitted and halved
1/4 c sliced almonds
4 tbsp maple syrup, divided
2 tbsp brown sugar
2 tbsp cooking oil
1/8 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix oats and almonds. Set aside. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, 2 tbsp maple syrup, oil, and salt. Stir the sugar mixture into the oat mixture until new mixture is uniformly wet. Spread in a single layer onto the baking sheet. Bake until granola is crispy (about 20-25 minutes), stirring occasionally. Pour 1/4 cup yogurt into a bowl or tall glass. Drizzle some maple syrup over the yogurt. Add a layer of granola, then a layer of cherries. Repeat until all yogurt, granola, and syrup are layered into the parfait.
Cherry Feta Orzo
1 lb orzo pasta
1/2 lb feta cheese
2 c cherries
1/4 c parsley, chopped
1/4 c slivered almonds
3 tbsp shallot, minced
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
3 tbsp olive oil
pinch of salt
Pit and slice cherries, then set aside in a bowl to drain. Cook orzo until al dente, then drain and rinse. Set orzo aside in a large bowl to cool. Remove cherries from juice. Add shallots, salt, oil, and vinegar to the juice to form a dressing. Add dressing and parsley to the orzo. Mix well, then stir in cherries and almonds. Crumble feta over the top and serve chilled or at room temperature.
Cherrylicious Elderflower Fruit Salad
1 pint raspberries
1 pint blueberries
1/2 pound cherries
2 oranges, peeled
2 tbsp elderflower liqueur
In a large bowl, combine blueberries and raspberries. Pit cherries and section oranges over a bowl to collect the juice. Add cherries, oranges, and juice to the berries. Gently stir in elderflower liqueur.
Cherry Ginger Iced Tea
4 c water, divided
1 c cherries, pitted and diced
1 medium piece ginger, peeled and sliced
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp lemon juice
In a small bowl, combine cherries and ginger slices. Sprinkle sugar over cherries and ginger. Cover with 2 cups water. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Bring 2 cups water nearly to a boil, then pour over tea bags. Steep until amber in color, then discard bags. Strain cherry-ginger water into tea. Add lemon juice to taste and pour over ice.
Cherry Gorgonzola Salad
8 c herb salad mix
2 c cherries, pitted and sliced
1/2 c apple cider
1/3 c walnuts
1/4 c gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
3 tbsp water
1 tbsp shallots, diced
1 tbsp champagne vinegar
1/4 tsp cornstarch
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
Bring cider to a boil in a small saucepan. Reduce over medium heat for about 5 minutes. Stir water and cornstarch in a small bowl; add to saucepan. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly for 30 seconds or until no lumps remain. Remove from heat and stir in shallots, vinegar, salt, and pepper to create a dressing. Pour salad mix in a large bowl. Toss in dressing, then top with berries, cheese, and walnuts.
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There are numerous reasons and benefits to incorporating cherries into your health and wellness plan or goals. This extraordinary fruit has 19 times more beta carotene than blueberries and strawberries! That makes cherries a rather impressive seasonal fruit. Though they are grown in twenty countries around the world, fresh cherries are only available in the U.S. from early June through the end of August.
Cherries have natural anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial for individuals who may be suffering the symptoms of arthritis or other joint pain and discomfort. They are also loaded with Vitamin C and fiber. Who couldn’t benefit from adding more of those things to their diet?
This super fruit has also been shown to lower the risk of heart disease. It is proven to reduce the fat content in the body and lower cholesterol, which will reduce your risk for a heart attack.
Cherries are the perfect addition to your diet if you are struggling to keep your blood sugar in check. This sweet treat has a very low glycemic index, which makes it a perfect snack for individuals trying to manage their diabetes. Cherries are widely recommended to diabetic patients as a sweet snack that is also low risk for blood sugar spikes.
This little miracle fruit is also a natural source of melatonin. Melatonin helps your body regulate it’s sleep cycle providing you with a better and more restful night’s sleep.
Cherries are loaded with antioxidants that have been shown to improve memory, as well as containing the antioxidant cyanidin, which promotes the ability for the body to fight against cancerous cell growth naturally.
Though only available for a short season, there really are some amazing and beneficial reasons to indulge yourself and your body with this fruit when it is readily available for you to do so. Whether you need to find better ways to manage your health or you just want to enjoy some of nature’s finest sweet tooth fixes, cherries can certainly be your go-to fruit. Cherries are a seasonal fruit, but you can enjoy That’s It Apples + Cherries bars year round! Healthy living is happy living!
Living with Type 2 Diabetes means adjusting the way that you eat. This applies to snacks as well as meals. Rather than focusing on the fact that you need to keep consumption of simple carbohydrates to a minimum, try identifying all the tasty treats that you can enjoy, within reason. Here are some examples.
You already know that certain vegetables are kind to your blood glucose levels. There are even some that you can enjoy without having to cook them. Creating a small selection of raw vegetables and using your own homemade olive oil and vinegar dressing for dipping will make for a filling snack, and also provide your body with some of the nutrients needed to remain healthy.
For example, prepare a small snack plate that holds a half-dozen broccoli florets, several slices of cucumber, and some strips of red, green, and yellow bell peppers. This combination provides some of the fiber that your body needs, plus important vitamins.
Fruits Work Too
While it is true that many fruits do contain significant amounts of carbohydrates, it is possible to mix and match them into combinations that result in lower blood sugar spikes. At the same time, you also get a nice helping of vitamins and minerals that are good for the mind and the body.
As a snack, consider making your own version of fruit salsa. Combine small amounts of finely chopped cherries, pears, and apples mixed in with some blueberries. Rather than heading for that bag of high carbohydrate corn chips, substitute with some whole grain crackers that do not contain any type of bleached flour. If you can find chips that are made using some sort of alternative like oat flour or almond flour, that is all the better.
That’s it fruit bars are diabetic friendly. Each portion-controlled bar contains low glycemic dried fruit along with 3 grams of fiber. Great for a snack while you’re on the go!
Nuts to You
Consuming the right type of nuts is also a good way to enjoy a diabetic snack and not have to worry about taking in too many carbohydrates. Unsalted almonds are an excellent choice, along with limited amounts of walnuts. Both these nuts contain the type of healthy fat that your body needs for energy production. As a bonus, they do not contribute to raising cholesterol levels, something that many diabetics must also consider. If you don’t care for raw nuts, consider roasting them for a few minutes to help bring out the flavor.
Don’t Forget the Eggs
While you may think of eggs as more of a breakfast food, nothing beats a single hard-boiled egg as a nice mid-afternoon snack. Sprinkle a little Celtic or Himalayan sea salt on the egg to add some flavor. The trace minerals in those salts are better for you than processed salts, and you won’t need as much in order to season the egg properly. Eggs do contain a nice amount of protein, which will help keep your energy level up for the rest of the afternoon.
Being diabetic does not mean you have to go without the occasional snack. What it does mean is that you must be smart about the types of foods you consume. Try these snack ideas and you’ll find they will easily take care of your cravings for something sweet or salty.
For some, gluten free is a fad diet, and they dabble in it in the hopes that it might improve health or solve some mysterious physical issue. For others, gluten free is a necessary way of life. It can be difficult to follow a truly gluten free diet, but for those with celiac disease, there’s simply no choice. Unfortunately, the huge range of foods in which gluten is found may make new sufferers give up on ever enjoying food again. The truth is, however, that while most of the foods you’re used to may contain gluten, there is a wide range of healthy, delicious foods ready to fill the gap left by crackers, breads, and pastries.
To replace the old standby of peanut butter and crackers, for example, cut an apple into thin slices and smear a bit of almond butter on each slice. Alternatively, you can add thin slices of low-fat sharp cheddar or some other sharp cheese.
Nut butters go great with celery, as does cream cheese or pimento cheese made with low fat mayonnaise. Cut celery into four inch lengths and then smear in a generous portion of spread. To clean it up a bit, slide a knife down the stalk lengthwise to remove excess and leave the celery rib lined with tasty filling. Peanut butter is an option, but be sure you verify it is gluten free, as, while it technically doesn’t contain any, it can be processed in areas where gluten can contaminate it. The extra sensitive can’t be too careful. Nut butters are also a little high in fat, but remember that in moderation they’re permissible.
For a hot day, try frozen fruit. Not all fruit freezes well, but grapes do wonderfully. Some have described frozen grapes as little sorbet nibbles, and the best part is that every bit of it is natural. Frozen bananas are another option. Because bananas take on an unpleasant brown color soon after peeling– including when frozen– try slicing one up and dipping it in dark chocolate. To make it extra special, coat the chocolate in crumbled or chopped nuts, then freeze the batch.
Dried fruit is better than candy. It’s sweet, easy to eat on the go, and healthy. That’s it fruit bars come in several different fruit flavors to satisfy any gluten-free sweet tooth!
Raw nuts are often given a bad rap, but new studies suggest people who eat a small portion of nuts every day have healthier hearts. The key is moderation. Almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios– they’re all delicious ways to satisfy a hunger. What’s more, eating them raw couldn’t get more naturally gluten free.
The key to a gluten free diet is not trying to replace those favorite foods you can no longer have with pale imitations, but discovering new foods that will make you forget those dangerous cookies and cakes. These snacks and their variations can provide a delicious and novel treat every day of the week, whether it’s sweet or savory food that you’re craving.
A GMO food is one that has been changed by genetic engineering. Scientists take a gene from one variety of food and combine it with another to create a new version. The purpose is to make foods hardier and more resistant to insects. When a crop like corn is genetically modified, genetic engineers say it is healthier and grows faster.
The health consequences of eating GMOs is not yet known because extensive studies have not been conducted on the effect of eating food treated with a GMO. Some health issues have come about since GMO foods were introduced. Soy allergies in Great Britain have increased 50 percent since GMO soy was planted. Studies done on animals have revealed liver and immune system damage, smaller brains, higher death rates and other health issues. Some of the common GMO vegetables are corn, tomatoes and soybeans.
Altering the DNA of animals
Plants are not the only things being modified. Salmon was the first genetically modified animal that is being raised for food in the US. There is some opposition to this practice because once treated, animals or fish, such as salmon, are released and breed with other unmodified salmon, causing unknown changes to the environment, to humans and other animals.
Until further studies are done, it is unknown what effect GMO food will have on humans and the environment. Consumers who would like to avoid eating GMO products find it difficult because manufacturers are not yet required to label food.
Fortunately, for fruit lovers, That’s it fruit bars are GMO-free. They are certified by the Non-GMO Project (http://www.nongmoproject.org). The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. They believe that everyone deserves an informed choice about whether or not to consume genetically modified organisms.
While strawberries are well known for topping desserts, these sweet little fruits can also be worked into many other healthy and delicious dishes. The vitamin C rich fruit is loaded with healthy antioxidants, so add them into your favorite recipes for a nutritious punch of flavor. Here are five strawberry-filled recipes to get you started.
1. Strawberry Shortcakes
Let’s start with a traditional dessert. Strawberry shortcakes do not have to be high in calories and fat. This version manages to keep all the flavor while adding a healthy twist to the beloved treat.
- Sliced strawberries
- Stevia (or other no calorie sweetener)
- Strawberry or vanilla fat free light yogurt
- Pack of shortcakes (found in the bakery section of most grocery stores)
In a large bowl, mix strawberries with a 1/2 cup of Stevia. (You can add or decrease the Stevia to your liking.) Fill a shortcake with the strawberries. Top with fat free light yogurt.
2. Strawberry Smoothie
Most strawberry smoothie recipes are packed with added sugar. This smoothie replaces sugar with natural stevia and uses yogurt to add a rich creaminess.
- 4 large strawberries
- 1 1/2 T Stevia
- 3 cubes of ice
- 1/4 cup fat free milk
- 1/4 cup fat free light yogurt
Add all ingredients to blender and mix until smooth.
3. Strawberry Oatmeal
Start your day with this healthy oatmeal that is both filling and nutritious – not to mention it is also delicious!
- 1/2 cup quick oats
- 1 cup water
- 2 T of diced walnuts
- 4 large strawberries, sliced
- 2 T Stevia (optional)
In a bowl, mix the quick oats with water. Follow the package directions and heat in the microwave. Add sweetener if desired and stir. Toss in walnuts and sliced strawberries. Serve immediately.
4. Strawberry Salad
Eating your veggies has never tasted this good. This green salad gets some tangy sweetness from strawberries.
- Vinaigrette dressing (we recommend raspberry)
- 1/2 cup sliced strawberries
- 1 cup green leafy veggie (we suggest spinach)
- 2 T chopped walnuts
- 2 T feta cheese
Mix all ingredients except dressing in a salad bowl. Top with dressing. Toss and serve.
5. Strawberry Sandwich
That’s right – a strawberry sandwich! A quick lunch has been so sweet!
- 1/3 cup sliced strawberries
- 2 T fat free cream cheese
- 2 slices of whole wheat bread
Spread cream cheese onto both slices of bread. Top with strawberries. Place one slice of brad on top of the other, cut into quarters and serve.
Whether you are craving a dessert, a filling breakfast, or even a sandwich, strawberries are a versatile, healthy fruit choice.
Bananas have long been called “nature’s perfect food.” They’re chock full of vitamins and minerals, easily available year-round, and an ideal on-the-go snack. Besides being nutritious, bananas are delicious and easy to incorporate into your favorite dishes. Take a look at some of these a-”peel”-ing banana inspired recipes.
Banana split pancakes: Use a store bought pancake mix for the base. Add 1 mashed ripe banana to the mix and stir vigorously. Gently fold in 1 tsp vanilla extract, 1 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 cup flax seeds, and 1/4 cup coconut flakes. (Optional: 1 scoop of your favorite protein powder.) Pour 1/4 cup batter onto a hot griddle for each pancake to make the size uniform. Once pancakes are finished, plate 3 or 4 together in a stack and drizzle with light syrup, low fat whipped cream, nuts, and thinly sliced banana.
Peanut butter banana smoothie: Combine 1 banana, 1 cup almond milk, 1 tbsp peanut butter, 1/2 cup vanilla Greek yogurt, 3 ice cubes, and 1 tbsp cocoa powder in a blender. Blend for 30 seconds and enjoy.
Crispy banana chips: Line a 9 x 13 inch pan with parchment paper. Coat paper lightly with olive oil. Slice 4 ripe bananas into 1/4 inch pieces. Coat each slice in lemon juice and line the slices on the pan in a single layer. Bake at 210 degrees for 6 hours for a crispy, wholesome snack.
Dark chocolate banana bites: Cut two bananas into 1-inch slices. Freeze slices for 60 minutes. Heat 1 cup dark chocolate chips in the microwave or use a double-boiler until melted. Dip frozen banana slices into the melted chocolate right away and place coated slices on wax paper. Freeze for 10 more minutes to set, then serve.
Banana monkey bars: Prepare a box mix of banana bread per instructions, and incorporate 1 mashed ripe banana, 1/4 cup chia seeds, and 1/2 cup carob chips. Mix thoroughly. Bake in a 9 x 13 pan at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the middle of the pan. Allow bread to cool completely. Lightly drizzle melted almond butter, slice into squares, and serve. Yields about 12 bars.
So what are you waiting for? Go bananas in your kitchen today and enjoy some of these sweet and healthy treats.
You can also enjoy bananas any time with That’s it Apple + Banana bars. Stash a few in your bag for healthy snacks during the day. Kids love them too!
Every February 14, millions of Americans from all walks of life celebrate Valentine’s Day. In this age of materialism and ever-growing skepticism, Valentine’s Day provides the perfect opportunity for friends, lovers and married couples to revel in the glory of love, romance and passion.
Valentine’s Day is celebrated with almost religious reverence by many, as evidenced by the over $13 billion spent annually to show the depth of their devotion – mostly on candy, roses, cards and jewelry. Nonetheless, there is a growing number of people who believe that the day should transcend the notion of commercialization, and instead, focus on the spiritual aspects of the day. To them we say, what better way is there to rejoice in the occasion than preparing a healthy and delicious meal for loved ones? In light of that, we have compiled below five healthy fruit recipes for those intent on enriching their experience on this day of amour!
1. The Lover’s Whipped Cream Delight
Blueberries, one ounce
Raspberries, one ounce
Cantaloupe, four ounces
Watermelon, four ounces
Raisins, a small handful
Almonds, a small handful
Rum, a quarter cup
Lime juice, a tablespoon
Heavy Cream, a quarter cup
Dark chocolate, one ounce
(i) Peel and de-seed the cantaloupe. Using a melon baller, carve out as many whole spheres as you can
(ii) Repeat the process with the watermelon.
(iii) Place the watermelon and cantaloupe balls inside a shallow bowl. Pour the rum evenly around. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
(iv) Toast the almonds for a couple of minutes in the microwave. Once cooled, chop them into 2 or 3 pieces.
(v) Slice the raspberries and blueberries into halves.
(vi) Melt the chocolate under low heat.
(vii) Take the cantaloupe and melon from the fridge and split it evenly into two serving bowls. Ladle several spoonful of heavy cream unto each bowl. Next, sprinkle berries, almonds and finally, lime juice over the bowls. Finally, dribble the chocolate the finish it up. Ambrosia for the gods!
2. Sweet, Sweet and Sour Apple Cinna-Bomb!
Apples, one cup, peeled and diced
Yam, one cup, peeled and diced
Sweet potato, peeled and diced
Cinnamon powder, one teaspoon
Salt, half a teaspoon
Honey, 2 tablespoons
A very thin slice of butter
3 large strawberries, quartered and diced
(i) Boil water in a pan. Once bubbling, drop the diced yam and sweet potato in. Take out after 3 minutes.
(iii) In a large saucepan, throw in the butter, yam, sweet potato and apples. Stir regularly. After about two minutes, sprinkle the cinnamon and salt evenly over. Stir regularly for a couple more minutes. Remove from heat, and spread it over two serving plates. Drizzle the honey, and top it up with the strawberry slices. Voila, a zesty and nutritious sweet and sour dish!
3. Crouching Apple, Drunken Pear
Half a bottle of Italian Barolo wine
Two small sticks of cinnamon
A quarter cup of sugar
A thin slice of butter
(i) Brush a little butter inside a wide baking pan.
(ii) Arrange the pears and apples, whole and unpeeled, inside the pan.
(iii) Tuck in the cinnamons and cloves around the fruits.
(iv) Sprinkle the sugar evenly.
(v) Pour half a bottle of the wine into the pan.
(vi) Place the pan in the oven for an hour or so (325 degrees F).
(vii) Finish the other half of the wine with your partner while waiting.
(viii) Serve warm, whole or in slices.
4. A Tall Glass of Peach and Currant Parfait
One peach, peeled and chopped coarsely
Blackcurrants, half a cup
Mascarpone, a quarter pound
Heavy cream, quarter cup
Sugar, two tablespoons
Vanilla extract, one teaspoon
Two slices of lemon
(i) Whip the mascarpone until creamy. Add in the cream, sugar and vanilla essence. Whip again until thick and spongy.
(ii) Prepare two tall serving glasses. Ladle some of the mascarpone cream in, followed by the peach. Ladle more cream, but this time, followed by currants. Repeat process until you reach the top.
(iii) Refrigerate for ten minutes. Serve with tall spoons, preferably while cuddling on the couch.
5. Fruity Lime Salad
Cantaloupe, four ounces, diced
Watermelon, four ounces, diced
Seedless grapes, a half a cup, sliced into two
Blueberries, a quarter cup
Honey, three tablespoons
Lime juice, two tablespoons
A few mint leaves, sliced thin
(i) In a sauce bowl, mix the honey, lime juice and mint leaves gently.
(ii) Place all the fruits inside a large serving bowl.
(iii) Refrigerate both. Pour the dressing over the fruit just before serving. Toss a little to spread the sweet, sour and tangy goodness that is at once refreshing as it is filling!
Needless to say, all of the recipes above are relatively cheap and will literally take only minutes to prepare. However, if you can pull it off, be prepared for a rush of loving gratitude from your other half. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Apples have a reputation for keeping doctor visits to a minimum, but bananas are also an excellent choice for good health. At around 100 calories per medium banana, the fruit is perfectly portioned for maintaining a healthy weight. They’re also a good choice for anyone who has concerns about pesticides; whether they’re organically or conventionally grown, bananas’ sturdy peels protect the soft, sweet fruit inside from exposure.
Nutritionally speaking, the banana is a potassium powerhouse. Potassium, a mineral that helps regulate muscle movement and maintain cardiac function, is naturally abundant in bananas at 450 mg per medium fruit. Athletes who are prone to muscle cramps often include bananas as a snack after a session at the gym to stave off tightness and alleviate post-workout pain. Because the fruit also helps restore electrolyte balance, it’s a favorite for people who are recovering from a strenuous workout or dehydration.
Bananas pack a potent vitamin punch too. Vitamin B6 occurs naturally in poultry, liver, fish and some vegetables, but it’s not as common in fruit. A single banana provides 20 percent of your daily recommended intake of B6, an essential nutrient for healthy digestion and nutritional absorption. Getting enough vitamin B6 is crucial for everyone, but for people who don’t eat poultry, fish and organ meats, bananas are a prime source of the nutrient. As any parent knows, getting nutrition into kids who are picky eaters can be a challenge, but most kids love the sweetness and creamy texture of bananas.
You might think of vitamin C as synonymous with citrus fruits, but bananas are also a good source of the nutrient. This antioxidant helps your skin repair itself, speeds wound healing and bolsters the immune system. Although not as rich in vitamin C as citrus fruits, bell peppers and tomatoes, bananas do provide about 17 percent of an adult’s recommended intake.
Although fiber isn’t technically a nutrient because your body doesn’t digest it, it plays a key role in health. A medium banana contributes about 12 percent of your daily fiber needs. Fiber is essential for maintaining good digestive health, and research has shown a potential link between a high-fiber diet and lower colon cancer rates. Because it occupies space without calories, fiber can also help dieters reach and maintain a healthy weight. Slicing a banana to accompany your whole-grain breakfast cereal is a flavorful way to incorporate more fiber in your meals.
Portable, potassium-rich and tasty enough to feel like a treat, bananas may be nature’s ideal snack food. Enjoy the health benefits of bananas (and apples!) by enjoying That’s it fruit bars, and discover why they have such lasting appeal.
The old adage about eating an apple a day to keep the doctor away has merit. Apples are an enzyme-rich energy food that helps the body’s digestive system. Besides that, apples are low in calories and fat. Simply eating an apple a day can improve a person’s health in five key ways.
1. Whiter Teeth
Apples cannot replace a toothbrush, but they can cause the body to produce more saliva. A greater production of saliva reduces tooth decay by decreasing the levels of bacteria in the mouth. Less bacteria in the mouth leads to healthier teeth and a whiter smile.
2. Lower Risk of Developing Cancer
According to the American Association for Cancer Research, people can reduce their risk of developing pancreatic cancer by up to 23 percent if they consume apples regularly. Apples contain flavonol and other compounds that fight against cancer cells. Besides pancreatic cancer, apples can also reduce the risk of liver, colon and breast cancer.
3. Can Prevent Diabetes
Those who eat at least one apple a day are 28 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who never eat apples. Since apples are full of soluble fiber, they help stabilize blood sugar. Apples also contain quercetin, which is an antioxidant that helps fortify the immune system.
4. Healthier Heart
Apple skins have a phenolic compound that can prevent plaque from sticking to artery walls. When plaque builds in the arteries, it reduces blood flow and leads to heart disease. The soluble fiber found in apples can even lower cholesterol levels; therefore, people should eat apples to make their heart healthier.
5. Helps Control Weight
Many health problems occur when people are overweight. Heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and sleep apnea are all common health problems associated with obesity. Those who manage their weight can improve their overall health. One of the easiest ways to do this is to eat a fiber-rich diet without consuming too many calories. Apples are an ideal food because they are low in calories and high in fiber.
People can improve their health by eating an apple a day. Apples are more beneficial than most other foods. In fact, they are full of antioxidants and soluble fiber. Studies have shown that an eating an apple a day can lower the risk of diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Those who start eating apples regularly may even lose weight and gain a whiter smile. Try a That’s it fruit bar as a daily snack to get your daily dose of apple health!