Why do I love apples?! Easy!
- They taste good! Especially those that are sweet :))
- They are healthy!
- They are good for teeth!
- They look good!
- They are perfect snack!
- Because I love apple pie!
- They are full of vitamins and minerals!
- And one medium-sized raw, cored, unpeeled apple has only 80 calories!!!
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away."
Recent study shows that children with asthma who drank apple juice on a daily basis suffered from less wheezing than children who drank apple juice only once per month. Another study showed that children born to women who eat a lot of apples during pregnancy have lower rates of asthma than children whose mothers ate few apples.
Favanoid called phloridzin that is found only in apples may protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis and may also increase bone density. Boron, another ingredient in apples, also strengthens bones.
The pectin in apples lowers LDL ("bad") cholesterol.
Weight LossA Brazilian study found that women who ate three apples or pears per day lost more weight while dieting than women who did not eat fruit while dieting.
Diabetes ManagementThe phytonutrients in apples can help you regulate your blood sugar!
So keep that in mind next time when you are searching for some snack!
And just one more thing the most health benefits derive from eating the skin along with the flesh, so don't toss the peel! Be healthy!