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An apple, or two a day!

Lately, I have been eating AT LEAST an apple a day,Yes I know one or two of its health benefitts, one is its vitamin c content and another a cancer fighting property but today I recieved a mail from one of these subscriptions that explicitly outlined the benefits of apples,I thought it was cool and worth sharing.

The average apple is portable, tasty, has about 65 calories and 3 grams of fiber, and offers lots of vitamin C and some other antioxidants. Apples contain pectin, a water-soluble fiber that is known to help lower cholesterol and balance blood sugar.



Diabetics—eat your apples! Apples contain flavonoids and phytonutrients (plant stuff) that regulate blood sugar. Not only that, apples contain galacturonic acid, a substance that lowers the body’s need for insulin.
· Apples contain quercetin and naringin, two cancer-fighting substances.
· Apples fill you up but don’t add a lot of calories, making them perfect for dieters or for anyone trying to maintain a normal weight.
· Apples are a heart-healthy food and may lower the risk of stroke, coronary heart disease, and cardiovascular heart disease. It is not clear how this happens—whether it’s something in the apples or whether it’s because people who eat a lot of apples tend to have more normal weights.
· Apples contain something called phloridzin, a flavonoid or plant nutrient, which supports bone health and promotes greater bone density. Apples are the only substance known to contain this. So if you’re worried about osteoporosis, supplement your calcium tablets with a daily apple or two
· Quercetin, an antioxidant found in apples, can help increase lung function and endurance.

The best way to add apples to a healthful diet is to eat them the way they come from the tree—fresh. The more you process the apple, the less perfect it becomes.

There are more than 2500 varieties of apples grown across the United States and 7500 types around the world! So there must be one specie that'll suit your taste buds as long as its accesible to you. I hope you have a reason to add some apples to your cart the next time youre doing grocerys.

Reference: Picture from www.forbes.com
almost all facts in this write-up  are from www.beliefnet.com


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