The old saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, is not as far off as you might think. Apples offer cleansing “the body’s broom” and are chock full of fiber and antioxidants.
- Apples can lower blood cholesterol levels. When 30 French men and women added 2-3 apples to their daily diet for a month 4 out of 5 had a drop in cholesterol. Half of those who had their cholesterol go down by 10%.
- Apples help adjust both constipation and diarrhea. The apple’s fiber treats constipation while pectin and antiviral properties treat diarrhea.
- Apples are great if you are having joint problems from arthritis, rheumatism or gout. Apples can increase elimination clearing your digestive system of unwanted waste that can lead to pain in your joints.
- Apples can help you resist illness. Apple pulp and skin has been shown to destroy some viruses.
The peel of your apple contains the most vitamin C and fiber, so eat the skin. Green apples usually contain more vitamin C than red apples.
An average apple contains around 47 calories, 1.8 grams of fiber, 120 mg of Potassium, and 10 mg of vitamin C. Apples are low in calories, easily transportable (you can carry in your hand, purse or backpack), pack terrific health benefits, and taste great.
Stop in at your nearest orchard and pick your own bag of apples or pick up a bag of already picked, nothing can be better for your health this fall.