“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Isn’t that what they always say? What is it about these apples, powerful enough to keep the doctor away. There are approximately 7500 different varieties of apples, but what makes them so healthy?
Health benefits of apples:
Nutritionally speaking, apples are free of fat, sodium, and cholesterol, yet rich in antioxidants, potassium, high dietary fiber, vitamin C, and some of the B vitamins (niacin and B6).
A few other important nutrients include calcium, vitamin K, iron, copper, phosphorus, and magnesium. Some of the phytonutrients and flavonoids include quercetin, epicatechin, and phloridzin.
A some of the health benefits include:
- Aids in digestion -Due to the high amount of fiber
- Helps prevent certain types of cancer, such as colon and breast cancer.
- Improve the microbiome – The fiber has a “prebiotic” effect, which means the apples feed our friendly bacteria
- Boost immune function – The high amounts of vitamin C, antioxidants and protein help bolster a…
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