Apples from 9 Essential Fall Superfoods and How to Cook Them Slideshow

9 Essential Fall Superfoods and How to Cook Them Slideshow

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Apples

Apples embody autumn, but did you know that these crisp, sweet, colorful fruits might actually keep the doctor away? The apple’s balance of natural sugar and fiber gives it a low score on the glycemic index, a scale that tracks how quickly a food’s sugars are converted to glucose within the body. (Foods with lower glycemic index levels are less likely to spike blood sugar levels.) Apples are also versatile: They can be snacked on raw, baked, our sautéed, making them ideal candidates for pies, crisps, sauces, and strudels