I guess apples are one of the most common fruits known in the entire world and we all know the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” right? But do we know what really happens when we eat an apple every day?
At the moment there are more than 7000 types of apples known all over the world, different in colour, consistency, powderiness and properties but regardless of its variety and colour, apples are nutritional powerhouses and eating apples has been proven to help with everything from weight loss to heart health.
Apples are a health booster
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
First of all are a great source of vitamin C. According with Self’s Nutrition Data, a medium apple provides 14% of the recommended daily use of vitamin C, as well as 6% of your recommended potassium.
Apples are also full of flavonoids, naturally occurring chemicals with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Apples are 85% water, and such they are hydrating as well as filling.
And because apples are also a great source of fiber, with 4.4 grams of fiber in every medium-sized fruit, they help to regulate your digestive system, they can also lower cholesterol, help control blood sugar levels, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancers.
Another benefit of eating apples, is that is great for your gut health. A study of Washington State University showed that the non-digestible compounds in apples contribute to the growth of healthy bacteria that helps ward off viruses and other harmful bacteria.
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And what if I eat more than one apple a day?
Well, you can do that. Nutritionists suggest to consume 2 to 3 apples per day which won’t add too much sugar and can help cut cholesterol levels by 4% and can also help lose weight.
Craving for more apples?
While it might be safe to eat even more apples, there are also some downsides.
Moderation is the key.
As usual, moderation is the key.
According with LiveStrong eating too much fiber can cause bloating, and despite their low calorie count, too many apples can help you gain some weight.
Maybe an apple a day will not keep the doctor away but seems that daily apple eaters tend to take less medicines, according with JAMA study.
What about the apple juice?
Now, don’t be fooled. Eating 2 to 3 apples per day has lots of benefits but it’s not the same as drinking the apple juice.
It may taste delicious, but apple juice is high in sugar and low in fiber. This not only means missing out on fiber’s benefits for your digestive system, but it means apple juice will leave you feeling hungry sooner than if you ate an apple instead.
Do you want the maximum health benefit from apples?
Then simply don’t peel them! The most fiber and nutrients of the apples are in their skin.
Eating an apple a day it may not keep the doctor away but it will make your body happy.
It’s easy to understand why apples have earned their place as one of the most convenient healthy snacks.
Will do. This is some amazing information.
I know it’s healthy but somehow I always forget. Three apples are waiting for be eaten in my kitchen.
Thank you my dear! I know is so easy to forget ☺️ We’re just humans ☺️ two apples are waiting for me too ☺️🍎🍏
Fascinating information about a fruit we take for granted
Thank you very much Derrick!
Another great post. Thanks for reaffirming that my daily apple eating is totally beneficial. Hurrah!!
Thank you very much Goff! I’m glad you’re eating apples 🍏☺️ Healthy and delicious 😋
now I want to go eat an apple! although your apple recipes that were posted at the bottom sound even better than just eating the actual apple… but just like the juice issue eating baked goods with apple has more sugar and less fiber… ok, ok, I’ll eat just the apple
The simple and humble apple has all the goodies in it 😁 by cooking it, it will loose some. You can enjoy an apple per day and some baked goods with apples now and then ☺️🍏🍎
Wow, 7000 different types of apples exist? Very interesting, I was not aware of that
Yes, something above 7500 actually 🤪 It is really incredible 🍏🍎
We always have a bowl of apples on the counter, and most of them end up in our morning oatmeal. So delicious!
That’s great! I always try to have some apples at home too! Any time of the day they are a delicious snack ☺️🍏🍎
7,000 types of apples!? Woah!! So many options!
Very true! Lots of options ☺️ but maybe we always get the ones that we know ☺️🍏🍎
🤓That’s a truth, pretty clear with your point Ribana, Im a daily apple eater😂 and it has its good point ☺️ and also if taken too much, some kind of consequences are always there ☺️. Big Information, Helpful too! Thanks for sharing Ribana 🎉🥂
Thank you very much Simon! I’m glad you’re an apple eater! Enjoy them as they’re full of benefits! Have a lovely day! ☺️😉🤩
You too Ribana 🎉Have a lovely day 🥳🤸
very informative, well written article.
Thank you very much for stopping by!
You are always welcome dear friend
But sincerely you need a reblog button on your lovely posts so others can reblog them.
Hahaha…thank you! Honestly I did not know I don’t have it 😝
Do it. It may help extend your posts’ reach.
Very interesting post. I can confirm that there are thousands of varieties of apples. Many are antique varieties that are not grown for eating out of hand but instead are grown as cider (hard) apples. We used to have over a 100 varieties in our orchard of 300 trees.
Thank you very much for sharing! Yes, it’s really amazing how many varieties of apples exists with different uses. What a great orchard 🍎 🍏
I will absolutely eat more apples! I have to admit I prefer them with cheese, my biggest foodie weakness. Brilliant information 🙂 x
Thank you very much! Yes, apples and cheese is a great and delicious combination 😋☺️
Another food for my brain. Now I should increase the pieces of apple in the shopping list haha 😀
I agree with eating the apple skin, but I always peel it because I’m not sure of apples that didn’t grow in my garden or in places I know. I’m worried if it had been spray with chemicals 🙁
Yes, that’s a good point…unfortunately if it was sprayed with chemicals, will not stop only at the skin 🤨
Always better to look for the organic ones but even better the ones from your garden if you’re lucky enough to have one🍏 😉
aw… 😞 this is hard.
Don’t know about a doctor but a dentist for sure. Its fibers really keep you teeth and gums healthy.
Haha…thank you! Definitely has its benefits ☺️😉 Thank you very much for stopping by! An apple per day makes us and our body happier ☺️😁
Not peeling them is best. Apples, I love them small and crunchy and juicy and a little sour. 😀
Same ☺️ I like them when they are crunchy and juicy and a little bit sour🍏 🍎😋 The perfect apple 🍎☺️🍏
Yes! Same pinch 🙂 😀