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Market Watch with Timaree Hagenburger: Apples

Find out why an apple a day does help keep the doctor away!

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Timaree Hagenburger is a registered dietitian with a master's degree in public health. She also is a nutrition professor at Cosumnes River Community College in Sacramento and a food lover who likes sharing tips and tricks on how to enjoy fresh California fruits and vegetables. This week's segment revolves around an all-time favorite: apples.

For many of us, the phrase "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" was the first nutrition advice we heard from our moms. As it turns out, Mom knew best! Timaree says there are a lot of health benefits to eating apples: Apples are filled with soluble fiber and help control insulin levels by releasing sugar slowly into the bloodstream. An apple has only 50 to 80 calories and no fat or sodium. Plus, they're packed with vitamins C and A and flavonoids and contain smaller amounts of phosphorus, iron and calcium.

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