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10 Reasons to Eat an Apple a Day

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10 Reasons to Eat an Apple a Day

Find out why the common apple has uncommonly huge health benefits, and how to best enjoy them.

Your mom didnít use the term powerfood but she knew about apples. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” was the first nutritional advice myself and many children heard from their moms.† For this reason we call them “the first powerfood.”

Health Benefits:

1. Apples are filled with soluble fiber† (5 grams)

  • This fiber has been shown to reduce intestinal disorders, including diverticulitis, hemorrhoids and possibly some types of cancer.
  • Helps control insulin levels by releasing sugar slowly into the bloodstream.
  • Cleanses and detoxifies, which helps eliminate heavy metals, such as lead and mercury.

2. Apple pectin helps reduce cholesterol levels by lowering insulin secretion.
3. In two studies researchers found that eating five apples a week lowered the risk for respiratory diseases like asthma.
4. According to Chinese Medicine: Apples strengthen the heart, quench thirst, lubricate the lungs, decrease mucous and increase body fluids.
5.† Apple cider vinegar can help prevent the formation of kidney stones.
6. Studies indicate that eating apples daily can reduce skin diseases.
7. According to a Brazilian study, eating an apple before a meal helped women lose 33 percent more weight than those who didnít.
8. An apple has only 50-80 calories and has no fat or sodium.
9. Apples are packed with vitamins C, A , and flavonoids and with smaller amounts of phosphorus, iron,† and calcium.
10. Apples provide a source of potassium which may promote heart health.

So there you have it…lots of good reasons why it is good for you to eat an apple a day! I like apples so much that when I started living by myself I substituted those sugar laden cereals with an apple.

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Diana Herrington

Diana Herrington turned a debilitating health crisis into a passion for helping others with healthy, sugar-free, gluten-free, eating and cooking. After testing and researching every possible healthy therapy on her delicate system she has developed simple, powerful principles which she shares in her recent book Eating Green and Lean, and as host to Care2 groups: Healthy Living Network and Healthy Cooking. She is the head chef at Real Food for Life, where she shares recipes and tips. Sign up for the Real Food for Life weekly newsletter or catch her on Facebook or Twitter (@DancinginLife).

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2:33AM PDT on May 29, 2015

Thanks for sharing.

8:02AM PST on Mar 5, 2015

Thanks

2:36AM PST on Mar 5, 2015

You don't have to remind me. :-)

5:09AM PST on Feb 27, 2015

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2:45PM PST on Feb 3, 2015

Thank you.

4:41PM PST on Jan 30, 2015

ty

4:00PM PST on Dec 30, 2014

So..... I guess the old adage "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" was not all wrong.

12:46AM PST on Dec 25, 2014

Ty....good Natale ohohohoh

6:44PM PDT on Oct 10, 2014

I eat 1 or two home grown apples a day...in the fall.

5:23AM PDT on Mar 24, 2013

Thank you so much! This is really helpful :).
I will definately try to eat more apples! Does anyone know what apples are the best? Green, red ones?

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