An apple a day
Ever wonder what the health benefits are behind apples?
July 7, 2014 - Author: B'Onko Sadler, Michigan State University Extension
An apple a day will keep the doctor away. Have you ever heard of that phrase? According to Michigan State University Extension, there may be some truth to that saying.
In an article published in the journal called Nature, there is evidence that points to apples having extreme health benefits. According to the article you have to eat the skin on the apple as well because it is packed with not only fiber but combined with the flesh contains 1,500 milligrams of vitamin C. This is great to know because you don’t have to rely on a supplement for vitamin c.
Vitamin C is an antioxidant. Antioxidants are found in many foods such as fruits and vegetables, and help the body naturally prevent cell damage and certain cancers. Vitamin C is important to the body because it helps the body absorb iron and is good for our bones, skin and connective tissues. Vitamin C promotes healing in the body and helps to beef up your immune system.
There are many types of apples that are good to snack on such as Honeycrisp, Gala, Fuji and Empire to name a few. These apples are healthy and fat free. You can cut them up, bake them, make apple sauce, dehydrate them or simply enjoy them are they are.
MSU Extension recommends that you wash them before you consume them to wash away contaminates and pesticides that are used help them grow as well as remain bug free.
Now that you know a little bit more about apples and the great benefits it has on the body, consider sharing information with someone you love. Now the next time you reach for an apple you may be saving yourself a trip to visit your local doctor’s office.