10 Jan Power Food of the Week: Cinnamon Sugar Baked Apple Chips
Our Power Food this week is APPLES! Most apples are still picked by hand during autumn. A bushel of apples weighs 42 pounds and will yield 20-24 quarts of applesauce. Eating an apple can help cleanse your teeth and is said to be able to whiten your teeth. Apples are grown in all 50 states, commercially in 36. Archeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since at least 6500 B.C.
Apples are an excellent source of fiber; one medium apple contains 5 grams of fiber, including the soluble fiber pectin. The roughage type of fiber (like that found in wheat bran, strawberry seeds, and apple and bean skins) helps move things along in the large intestine. Fiber can reduce your risk of colorectal cancer. If people who normally get little fiber suddenly doubled their intake through wiser food choices, they could lower their risk of colon cancer by 40%, according to research.
Next time you are craving a snack be sure to make this a staple for you to treat yourself. All you need to make Cinnamon Sugar Baked Apple Chips is an apple and some cinnamon sugar mix. This is one delicious snack! Find out more fun recipes like this from Fifteen Spatulas!