The end of August is upon us. Autumn is right around the corner. Parents are buying school supplies for their kids and getting them ready for the first day of school.

When the summer changes to a new season, the foods in grocery stores also change. Fruits and vegetables in the fall are commonly different types of apples, pumpkins, and gourds. Apple picking becomes a common activity during the autumn.

We’ve all heard the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” In this case, apples are truly healthy fruit that have real benefits for women’s health. If you want to prevent breast cancer, be sure to have apples in stock every week!

The American Institute of Cancer Research states that apples have plenty of fiber and vitamin C. Apples have antioxidants and phytochemicals, which prevent cancer.

The type of chemicals in apples include quercetin, flavonoids, and triterpenoids. Quercetin has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Flavonoids and triterpenoids are typically found in red apples. Be sure to eat the peel of the apple since it includes quercetin.

Did you know that apples have about 10 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C and fiber? Getting fiber in your diet can help you control your weight and prevent cancer.

Since obesity is tied to breast cancer risk, fiber and keeping your weight at a healthy level can prevent this disease. Bacteria in your gut also use pectin found in apples to create compounds that protect tissue in your colon.

Along with preventing breast cancer, apples and foods containing high dietary fiber reduce your risk of colon cancer. A diet high in fruit can lower your risk of mouth, pharynx, larynx, and lung cancers.

When you’re out shopping at your local grocery store, consider buying apples like Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, and Gala apples. If you like your apples tart, get some Fuji apples.

If you want to bake some apples or bake a sugar-free apple pie, pick out Granny Smith or Ida Red apples. After visiting your local orchard and gathering apples, be sure to refrigerate at least half in order to preserve them for several weeks into the future.

This coming fall, get some apples for your home. You can chop apples into your salads, make a fruit salad, bake an apple pie, or make some apple sauce.

To reduce your breast cancer risk and live a healthy and happy life, be sure to add apples to your diet!

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