5 Awesome Apple-Based Vegan Recipes

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Apples have long been celebrated as a health food, and for good reason! Here are four great reasons to eat at least one every day:

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Sensible Snacking. A medium apple has just 95 calories, but packs an impressive 4 grams of fiber and supplies 14 percent of your daily value for vitamin C. This significant fiber content makes apples a sensible, filling snack.

Even Better News. Consumption of dried apples has also been shown to boost weight loss in postmenopausal women. So snack away!

Heart Health. Because the fiber found in apples is of the soluble variety, researchers believe regular consumption could even help lower LDL (or "bad") cholesterol levels.

Metabolic Syndrome. Adults who eat apples and apple products (like applesauce and juice) have a significantly lower risk of developing metabolic syndrome, a cluster of health problems linked to heart disease and diabetes.

There are, indeed, many reasons to love apples. But let's not forget that they’re also delicious!

Apples make a tasty addition to baked goods like cookies, cakes, donuts, and muffins, but also shine in savory soups and other entrées. Check out five of our favorite ways to use this wonder fruit in the slideshow.

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