An apple a day: age-old advice that still makes a lot of sense. Apples contain an ample dose of fiber (two-thirds of which is in the peel), some potassium, and a modest amount of vitamin C. They're also a good source of flavonoids, which protect nerve cells from oxidative stress, suggesting that this fruit may help prevent Alzheimer's and other degenerative brain diseases. Enjoy them in their natural state -- or in one of these tasty dishes.
For this easy autumn salad, be sure to use crisp apples with a tart edge, such as Empire or Winesap.
Firm tofu or chicken may be substituted for the pork.
This easy, dressed-up chicken has its roots in North African cooking. If you have time, marinate the chicken in the spices overnight, which will enhance the flavor. You can also substitute golden raisins for the dates. Serve this dish with couscous or brown rice.