Apples not only taste great but they also provide essential vitamins, minerals and fiber that help to protect from chronic diseases. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that we eat more fruits and veggies than any other food group − for adults, that´s 3½ to 6½ cups (7 to 13 servings) daily for better health. At least 2 of those 3½ to 6½ cups of fruits and veggies should be fruit. One cup of apples equals: 1 small apple, ½ large apple, 1 cup sliced raw or cooked apples, ½ cup of dried apples, 1 cup of 100% apple juice or cider, and 1 cup of applesauce. So consider packing apples, or delicious apple products like juice and applesauce, for your family during car trips, beach/pool trips, picnics, summer camp lunches, and plane trips.
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