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Eat A Red Apple Day!

Today we are celebrating a delicious fruit that is eaten all year, the Red Apple.  This day is observed annually on December 1st.

“An apple a day, keeps the doctor away”, an old wise saying, or does it really have health benefits?  Disappointing, studies show evidence does not support that an apple a day keeps the doctor away; however, the small fraction of US adults who eat an apple a day do appear to use fewer prescription medications.

The belief is apple benefits seem beyond repute.  There is good data to show that the soluble fiber in apples can help prevent cholesterol from building up on artery walls.  Apples contain a good amount of potassium, which is beneficial for those who are watching their blood pressure.

As far as I know, since apples are available all year round and available in a variety of types, why not eat one and enjoy them.  My favorite apples is Gala Apple because they are crunchy and sweet.  Apple variety includes Fuji Apple, Gala Apple, Red Delicious Apple, and more.

Apple has been a staple in every household.  They are eaten fresh or included in baked goods like an Apple Pie, and they are good as an add on for salad. During fall, you can find some candy apple dipped in caramel with some nuts.

Apple is a healthy fruit.  It’s rich in fiber, vitamin C, Potassium, Vitamin K, Manganese, Copper, and vitamins A, E, B1, B2, and B6.  They are also rich sources of polyphenols.  They are high in fiber and water which is the number one quality of the fruit to make you fill full and aid in your diet if you are trying to lose weight.  The antioxidant in apples helps protect your lungs for oxidative damage.

Studies showed that 68K women found that those who eat apples had the lowest risk of asthma because it can help regulate the immune system and reduce inflammation which is the allergic reaction for asthma sufferers.  Most kids are born with this chronic disease and I am one of the lucky ones to have it.

There are too many benefits to mention this miracle fruit, so why not just eat a Red Apple today.  Share on social media your favorite way to eat an apple using #EatARedAppleDay.

1955 Rosa Parks ignites bus boycott

In Montgomery, AlabamaRosa Parks is jailed for refusing to give up her seat on a public bus to a white man, a violation of the city’s racial segregation laws. The successful Montgomery Bus Boycott, organized by a young Baptist minister named Martin Luther King, Jr., followed Park’s historic act of civil disobedience.

“The mother of the civil rights movement,” as Rosa Parks is known, was born in Tuskegee, Alabama, in 1913. She worked as a seamstress and in 1943 joined the Montgomery chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

According to a Montgomery city ordinance in 1955, African Americans were required to sit at the back of public buses and were also obligated to give up those seats to white riders if the front of the bus filled up. Parks was in the first row of the black section when the white driver demanded that she give up her seat to a white man. Parks’ refusal was spontaneous but was not merely brought on by her tired feet, as is the popular legend. In fact, local civil rights leaders had been planning a challenge to Montgomery’s racist bus laws for several months, and Parks had been privy to this discussion.

(excerpted from https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rosa-parks-ignites-bus-boycot)

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