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Md. Selling Prison-Grown Apples To Food Bank

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Foods with fiber include whole wheat bread, apples, broccoli, and many cereals as well as foods fortified with fiber, like granola bars. ”When we eat food with fiber, it tends to cause us to pull more water into our stomach,” says Bonci. “The benefit of that is we actually feel fuller longer, so if we’re full, we’re not likely to be gorging ourselves quite as much.” Bonci says overall, it’s not about giving up everything you love to eat, it’s about making a few trade-offs everyday.

Foods with fiber include whole wheat bread, apples, broccoli, and many cereals as well as foods fortified with fiber, like granola bars. ”When we eat food with fiber, it tends to cause us to pull more water into our stomach,” says Bonci. “The benefit of that is we actually feel fuller longer, so if we’re full, we’re not likely to be gorging ourselves quite as much.” Bonci says overall, it’s not about giving up everything you love to eat, it’s about making a few trade-offs everyday.

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The Maryland Division of Correction says it’s selling apples grown at a prison complex near Hagerstown to the Maryland Food Bank.

The agency planned to deliver some of the fruit Monday at the orchard near the Roxbury Correctional Institution.

A spokesman says inmates are harvesting 2,000 bushels of red delicious and gala apples from about 1,200 trees.

The agency says some of the fruit will be served to inmates at the three-prison complex near Hagerstown. And some will be sold to the food bank for 20 cents a pound, or about one-tenth the retail market value.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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