“One apple a day keeps the doctor away.” I believe this saying to be absolutely true. Like all other natural fruits made by God, apples are highly nutritious and offers a bunch of health benefits. Don’t just snack on an apple, it is important to know what it does for your body. Some of its health benefits include:
- Apples help with weight loss. Apples satisfy hunger with fewer, which helps promote weight loss. They contain non-digestible compounds, which is one of the main reasons they are good for weight loss; they are high in fiber and a high-fiber food is highly beneficial for weight loss because fiber can help suppress food intake. Fiber also increases satiety, which means it keeps you fuller.
- Apples are exercise boosters; eating an apple before you work out may boost your exercise endurance. They deliver an antioxidant called Quercetin, which aids endurance by making oxygen more available to the lungs.
- Apples reduce cholesterol level; a medium-sized apple provides five grams of fiber. They are one of the top fruits with plenty of pectin and a soluble fiber that reduces cholesterol. Pectin prevents cholesterol from building up in the lining of the blood vessel walls, thus reducing the risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease.
- Apples help protect against colon cancer, when the natural fiber in apples ferment in the colon, it produces chemicals that help fight the formation of cancer cells, according to a new research from Germany.
- Apples give you glowing skin; one of the lesser-known benefits of eating an apple is that it is great for the skin. It is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, which prevent signs of aging, wrinkles, and keeps your skin glowing.
- Apples help boost immune system; apples are a great source of immune system-boosting Vitamin C, with over 8 milligrams per medium-sized fruit, which amounts to roughly 14 percent of your daily recommended intake.
How To Incorporate Apples Into Your Diet
- Eat them fresh.
- Pair with peanut or peanut butter for a satisfying snack.
- Bake them so they get soft, like an apple crisp.
- Make homemade applesauce.
- Make them a major ingredient in your fruit salad.
- Use them in your fruit smoothies.
Ensure a daily intake of 2 to 3 apples!