Apples Falling out of BucketApple picking season always reminds us how much we love this sweet, crisp fruit.

At Uncle Wally’s, we’re so fond of apples that we baked ripe, juicy chunks into some of our most popular muffins.

While we’re enjoying the flavor and crunch of fall’s freshest apples – with their healthy fiber, vitamin C and B vitamins – scientific research is showing that there’s even more to love. Could the old “Apple a day” adage be true? Here are just a few of the reported health benefits of apples, according to research cited by the U.S. Apple Association:

  • Weight loss. A university study showed women who ate the equivalent of 3 apples a day lost more weight on a low-calorie diet than those who didn’t.
  • Healthy antioxidants. The flavonoid compounds in apples provide a rich source of antioxidants, which may help fight disease and aging by reducing inflammation and preventing and repairing cell damage.
  • Cholesterol and Cardiovascular Disease. Researchers report that daily consumption of apples and apple juice may reduce damage caused by LDL “bad” cholesterol and protect against cardiovascular and heart disease.
  • Immunity and digestive health. Studies show the soluble fiber pectin in apples may reduce inflammation associated with obesity-related diseases and promote the growth of good bacteria in the digestive system – both of which strengthen the immune system.

      If you love the taste of apples, you can get your fix year-round with Uncle Wally’s Rich & Moist Apple Cinnamon Muffins or Low Fat Apple Cinnamon Muffins.