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An Apple a Day

Posted by Nicole Balchin on 4 October 2018
An Apple a Day
Apples red, green.. yellow!

We all know the saying 'An apple a day keeps the Doctor away" or the original saying 'Eat an apple on going to bed, and you'll keep the doctor from earning his bread' is in fact true.

Apples are rich in vitamin c, antioxidants (to protect our cells from damage) and fibre (good for gut health), and soluble fibre (good for heart health). Eating apples daily can reverse the effects of damage on the liver (apples also carry pectin and malic that help remove toxins), can prevent gallbladder and kidney stones.

Taste-wise, green apples tend to be crispy and tart while red apples juicy and sweet and the yellow variety sweet and crisp.

But is one better nutritionally than the other?

The answer is YES, but only slightly.

Green apples may contain slightly more fibre and less carbs and less sugar than Red Apples. Red apples however, contain more antioxidants, which is found in their skin. With the Red Delicious being ranked as one of the highest in antioxidants.

TIPS:

  • Apples do tend to be the most highly sprayed fruits their skin is so thin and their core and stem so absorbent, so washing thoroughly is highly recommended or go organic if you can..!
  • Try avoiding eating the seeds they can contain cyanide and be poisonous
     
  • Don't over do the consuming of apples; eating 3 apples a day boosts your caloric intake. A medium sized apple contains 95 calories, which means eating 3 of these fruits increased your intake by nearly 300 calories.
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