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There are dozens of reasons why an apple a day keeps the doctor away. By: Kimberly Mickenberg

It´s hard to reconcile all the advice you get when young. “Look before you leap” contradicts “He who hesitates is lost.” But some adages, like “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” have hung around for a good reason. It turns out that six ounces of daily prevention—notably in the form of a crisp apple—do yield a pound of cure. And more.

At the core of the apple´s impact on health is its ability to prevent metabolic syndrome and the cardiovascular dysregulation that accompanies it—blood-fat disorders such as hypercholesterolemia and triglyceridemia, plaque buildup in arteries, high blood pressure, insulin resistance or glucose intolerance, and the frank risks of heart attack or stroke. View the full article (PDF)


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  • 3 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 oz. blue Cheese
  • 2-3 apples
  • mayonnaise
  • 1 pkg. water crackers

Instructions: Core apples. Slice in rings. Mix cream cheese, blue cheese and enough mayonnaise for spreading consistency. Spread cheese mixture on apple rings and serve on or with crackers.

 


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Contributed by: Charlie Palmer

  • 2 T. flour
  • ½ c. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 can biscuits
  • 2 baking apples, peeled, cored, and grated
  • 1 mild cheese, grated
  • 1 butter, cut in small pieces

Instructions: Mix the flour, sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Set aside. Press biscuits into flat circles and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle grated apples on biscuits, then sprinkle with grated cheese. Spoon on brown sugar mixture and dot with butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes.


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  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1/2 pound mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • Preheat the oven to 350.

Heat 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large, ovenproof sauté pan. Season the chicken breasts with Wondra flour, salt and pepper to taste. Place them in the hot butter and sear, turning once, for about 4 minutes or until lightly colored.
Remove the chicken breasts from the pan and set aside.
Add the remaining butter. When hot, add the apples and mushrooms and sauté’ for about 5 minutes of until softened. Stir in the cider and broth and bring to a simmer.
Return the chicken to the pan. Add the sage and lemon zest and season with salt and pepper. Place in the preheated oven and bake, basting occasionally, for about 15 minutes or until the chicken has cooked through.

Remove from the oven, stir in the chives, and serve.


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Buy Apple Cider OnlineFly Creek Cider Mill’s cider receives merit in national ranking.

A study on the health attributes of cider as compared to apple juice was published this month in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture finding that cider contains more beneficial antioxidants than apple juice. Linda Quinn, MSRD and nutritional spokesperson for the New York State Apple Association confirmed the findings from the Agricultural University of Wroclaw, Poland which proved that cider packed up to four times more level of polyphenols, the group of antioxidant plant compounds, than apple juice…



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By Nanci Hellmich USA TODAY

NEW ORLEANS — The next diet craze may be the apple diet.

A new study shows an apple a day keeps the calories at bay. People who ate an apple about 15 minutes before lunch consumed almost 190 fewer calories than when they didn´t have the apple. WEIGHT-LOSS CHALLENGE: More tips on dieting and exercise. The research was presented Tuesday at a meeting of the Obesity Society, an organization of weight-control scientists and professionals.

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University tested how the consumption of apples in different forms affects calorie intake.

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Somebody from North Norwich NY wrote about how much goes on in the Cooperstown area and how Fly Creek Cider Mill is their favorite thing in the area.

From the post: “Cooperstown is a buzz this time of year with baseball playoffs happening, the fall harvest is occuring and the local area has alot to offer and they have a great Farmer’s Museum there too. The Fly Creek Cider Mill near Cooperstown is our favorite…”
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