Fall equinox is upon us and that means it is apple season!
You probably know the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”
But are apples really that good for you?
Snow White, who ate a poisoned apple and fell into a coma, might claim otherwise.
But assuming you’re not living in a fairy tale, apples are one of the most delicious and healthy fruits you can eat.
Here are some health benefits.
Antioxidants: Apple peels are rich in antioxidants, most notably quercetin.
This nutrient is found in highly pigmented (colorful) foods, including citrus fruits, berries, green tea and red wine.
Fiber: Apples are a good source of fiber, which aids digestion.
Water: Apples are about 85% water, making them a hydrating snack.
🍎Stabilizes blood sugar. …
🍏Lowers cholesterol. …
🍎Reduces blood pressure. …
🍎Boosts your microbiome.
🍏 Satisfies hunger longer …
🍎Helps you live longer…
Adding apples to your diet can reduce your risk of heart disease or cancer, the top two leading causes of death in the United States.
In a study of nearly 40,000 people, those who ate apples were 13% to 22% less likely to develop heart disease than those who skipped the fruit.
Apples may also help prevent cancer. Research indicates that those who eat apples are less likely to get the disease.
But how many apples do you need to eat to lower your risk?
One big study of 77,000 people found that those who ate at least one apple a day had a lower risk of lung cancer.
Apples are healthy, inexpensive, easy to find and now in season!