Archive for July 17th, 2008

The Benefits of Eating Apple

July 17, 2008

As I was preparing for the things to bring on my trip to Hawaii thia afternoon, I felt the urge to eat something.  And what I found inside my fridge were 6 apples.  Being the favorite fruit of my second child, I always make sure there are apples for her to eat after each meal.  So there I was, eating on apple with the SKIN and slowly feeling satisfied and full!  Boy, was it nice, and healthy….

So I though of leaving you something nice about apple.

Definitely the saying: “An apple a day keeps doctors away” was true all along as more studies have found out that apples have plenty of vitamins and minerals, as well as phytonutrients especailly the flavonoids called quercetin, which has high antioxidant activity. Likewise apples are high in fiber and potassium, and contain no fat or salt.

The UC Davis Department of Internal Medicine study showed that “not only do apples and apple juice contain a variety of phytonutrients, but that making apples a regular part of the diet may translate into real health benefits”.  Eating apples in that study showed reduced oxidation indicators and a 22-percent increase in dietary fiber.

Other studies have also shown that individuals who regularly incorporated apples into their diet cut their lung cancer risk in half. lower the risk for stroke, reduce the growth of colon cancer and liver cancer cells with just two-thirds of a medium apple!!!!!

Lastly… dont peel the skin when eating apple. It is said that most of the fiber and antioxidants are in the peel.   Contrary to popular belief…laboratories have consistently shown that the skin of apples contain very low levels of pesticides….So they’re SAFE to eat!!!!

There You Go…

An Apple A Day…Saves You More Than A Day!