Tuesday, October 2, 2012

8 Health Benefits Of Apples

www.huffingtonpost.com - October 2nd, 2012

September is here and with it, the start of the harvest season of one of our favorite superfoods (and superfruits!) the apple.

It's no surprise that apples are good for you -- why else would they have earned that "keep the doctor away" reputation? -- but there are a number of lesser-known reasons to pick up a juicy one today.

Some of our favorite health benefits of apples are in the slideshow below.

One medium-sized apple contains about four grams of fiber. Some of that is in the form of pectin, a type of soluble fiber that has been linked to lower levels of LDL or "bad" cholesterol. That's because it blocks absorption of cholesterol, according to WebMD, helping the body to use it rather than store it. 

Apple's wealth of fiber can also keep you feeling full for longer without costing you a lot of calories -- there are about 95 in a medium-sized piece of fruit. That's because it takes our bodies longer to digest complex fiber than more simple materials like sugar or refined grains. Anything with at least three grams of fiber is a good source of the nutrient; most people should aim to get about 25 to 40 grams a day. 


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I had no idea how great apples were until I took a Holistic Nutrition class. Apples are also very high in Quercetin, a plant derived flavonoid, powerful antioxidant with anti-histamine affects. Quercetin is an important player in synaptic placicity or increased strength of neuron connection in the brain particularly the hippo-campus.(studies done on rats) There still doing research on the effects of Quercetin and memory. So eat an apple and think more clearly, remember more and blow your nose less!!
I have allergies and now I eat an apple every day especially after going for a hike. I think it works! Even if its psychological I'll take it!!

Mia said...

thank you

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