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Apple and Pork Stir-fry with Ginger

By 3FC

Contributor: AICR
Apples Are Back On The Table from the American Institute for Cancer Research Apples are ready to take over from the fruits of summer. And they will be welcome. The average U.S. consumer eats about 19 pounds of fresh apples a year – about one apple per week, according to the Washington State Apple Commission. That’s a health-wise habit, since that old saying – an apple a day keeps the doctor away – is pretty much on the mark. Apples provide about 7 to 8 percent of the recommended amount of vitamin C, but they offer much more than that. One study shows that apples are the most concentrated food source of flavonoids, a group of phytochemicals, natural substances found only in plant-based foods. Flavonoids are believed to protect against cancer, heart disease and other serious health problems. Current nutrition guidelines have increased the emphasis on eating a lot of fruits and vegetables each day for maximum health benefits. No fruit or vegetable has everything we need, but together they offer a wide range of health benefits. The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) has been campaigning for years to get Americans to adopt what AICR calls The New American Plate. They urge people to fill at least two-thirds of the plate with a variety of plant foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans, and leave the remaining one-third of the plate (or less) for animal protein. This approach remodels meals so they are higher in fiber and lower in saturated fat and calories than the traditional American meal. This apple and pork stir fry with ginger is one way to add some fruits and vegetables to your dinner.

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