An apple a day keeps the Doctor away, mothers everywhere have repeated this popular saying for as long as I can remember, but is this really true?
Apples can be eaten raw, cooked, baked, juiced or ground.
It is used in the preparation of various desserts, beverages, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics.
Apples are rich in various nutrients including Fat, Carbohydrate, Sugar, Protein, and Dietary fiber.
It also contains Vitamin A, C, D, B6, and B12.
Trace minerals include Calcium, Iron and magnesium, Sodium, Potassium,
The health benefits of eating apples include:
Apples are rich in dietary fiber. It contains Pectin a type of soluble fiber that has been linked to lower levels of LDL or “bad” cholesterol. Pectin works by blocking the absorption of cholesterol.
Apples help you loose weight
Apples are rich in dietary fiber, which keeps you feeling full for longer. A medium sized apple contains about 95 calories so it is also low in calories.
Apples help improve general health
Apples contain vitamin B6, B12 and antioxidant Vitamin C, which help fight infections and improve general health.
Apples help regulate blood sugar level
Apples are rich in the antioxidants anthocyanin that has been linked to the regulation of blood sugar levels.
So an apple a day really does keep the Doctor away, so why not eat an apple today.
Photo by Gualberto107. Published on 24 May 2013
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