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This is an index of the health notes included in recipes. These short tidbits of information can help answer questions on everything from Omega-3 Fats in fish to whether to cook chicken with the skin on or not. Want to know about garlic and cholesterol? Is it okay to eat eggs or not? It's all here.


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Does an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

There are a number of studies that support this, actually, but one recent research article is particularly compelling. Researchers in Finland were studying diet to evaluate the effect of antioxidants on different diseases. This was done in response to many other studies showing that antioxidants, including compounds called flavonols and flavones, protect against chronic diseases.

The interesting finding is that eating apples appears to provide protection from heart disease, diabetes, lung cancer and asthma. The feeling is that the antioxidants, which are particularly high in apples, are what offers protection, but the scientists don't rule out that something else in the apples could be responsible. The more apples a person ate, they found, the lower their risk of disease.

If this isn't enough, an apple has as much fiber as a slice of whole wheat bread while having only about 80 calories. Read More "The Health of It All..." Articles