Ahh yes, apples, apples, apples... So many good things we can say about them. Making apple nutrition part of your every day regular diet regimen is a simple and highly beneficial way of harnessing this fruit's health-promoting powers.
But, before you take a look at the table below which contains detailed nutritonal values for this popular fruit, take a moment to review some of the most relevant health benefits of apples.
Apple Health Benefits - Quick Facts
- Apples are an excellent source of phytochemicals and numerous studies have shown that apples can reduce the risk of some cancers, cardiovascular disease, asthma and diabetes. How's that for a health benefit!?
- Apples are rich in antioxidants which inhibit proliferation of cancer cells, decrease lipid (fat) absorption and lower cholesterol within your body. The antioxidant properties also help with age related problems such as memory loss. Another home run for apples!
- Eating Apples can clean your teeth and strengthen your gums.
- Apples are super rich in fiber which promotes healty digestion and prevents constipation.
- The high fiber content in apples makes them an ideal snack because they make you feel full longer than most other fruits. For those on a weight loss diet this is the perfect fruit of choice.
Thus, eating apples can temporarily curb your appetite if your hungry. One apple may trick your stomach into feeling full... but not for too long though, you still have to eat... your stomach is not a complete "fool" after all!
- Apples contain pectin which coats our body's cells and prevents them from absorbing fats.
|APPLE NUTRITION FACTS|
|Size: 1.0 x 1 - Medium, 3" diameter, 182gr|
|Energy [kcal]||Protein [g]||Carbs [g]||Fat [g]||Fiber [g]||Sugar [g]|
|Water [%]||Starch [g]||Calcium [mg]||Iron [mg]||Magnesium [mg]||Phosphorus [mg]|
|Potassium [mg]||Sodium [mg]Zinc [mg]||Copper [mg]||Manganese [mg]||Fluoride [mg]|
|Selenium [mg]||Vitamin C [mg]||Thiamin [mg]||Riboflavin [mg]||Niacin [mg]||Pantothenic Acid [mg]|
|Vitamin B-6 [mg]||Folate [mcg]||Folic Acid [mcg]||Choline [mg]||Vitamin B-12 [mcg]||Vitamin A [IU]|
|Carotine, Beta [mcg]||Vitamin E [mg]||Vitamin K [mcg]||Fatty Acids, Total Saturated [g]||Fatty Acids, Monounsaturated [g]|
|Fatty Acids, Polyunsaturated [g]||Cholesterol [mg]||Phytosterols [mg]||Tryptophan [g]||Arginine [g]|
The most relevant values you should be looking at here are the values in the first row: Energy, Protein, Carbs, Fat, Fiber and Sugar. The other values are there for your curiosity.
Apples are best to eat for their carbs. Although the sugar content is a bit high, remember that it's natural sugar. Any sugar from fruits is fine and you don't need to worry about it wreaking havoc on your body - ie. converting into fat. Natural sugar from fruit sources gets absorbed and processed easily by our digestive system.
So, don't forget - an apple a day...
Incorporate apple nutrition into your daily diet and enjoy!
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