Apples are one of the top five fruits produced in the world and are readily available year round. They’re also delicious! And the magnitude of health benefits they hold makes it seemingly impossible to not eat one every day!
Apples are an abundant source of:
- Vitamin C
- Phytochemicals (which includes polyphenols)
To get the full benefits, wash them well and leave the skin on. That’s where most of the nutrients are. Unpeeled apples have 2-6 times the antioxidant activity as peeled ones.
Apples are extremely versatile in the kitchen! You can eat them raw or cooked, hot or cold, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner… They’re amazing!
Try pairing them with dark chocolate, cheese, or pork. They’re awesome baked with honey, cinnamon, and walnuts!
The fiber in apples can help promote circulatory and heart health, while helping you lose weight by helping you feel fuller, longer.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant and is essential for the development, growth, and repair of your body’s tissues. Antioxidants boost the immune system and protect against free radicals, which are molecules harmful to the body. Vitamin C can’t be produced by the body so it’s important to consume it through fresh fruits and vegetables.
A diet rich in potassium can help prevent osteoporosis, reduce the risk of a stroke, and regulate fluids.
Phytochemicals play a prominent role in the prevention of cancer, cardiovascular disease, strokes, and cognitive decline due to aging.
- **See other benefits of Fiber
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- **See other benefits of Potassium
- **See other benefits of Phytochemicals
- **See other benefits of Polyphenols
Try to make apples a daily part of your healthy eating routine!
Thanks for reading ~ LC