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An Apple a Day…

23 Jan

apple-heart-2_21108671[1]You’ve heard the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”  And while eating this versatile fruit may not guarantee your health, there are plenty of health benefits to be gained by adding an apple to your daily menu.  In addition to their health benefits, apples are crunchy and delicious, and make a satisfying snack that can keep hunger at bay.

Here are some reasons why you should eat an apple a day:

  • Apples contain vitamin C, which may boost your immune system.
  • Apples have shown anti-cancer benefits (especially the outer skin).
  • Apples are a good source of fiber, which aids digestion and promotes weight loss.
  • Apples are good for your brain, and can help improve memory and retention.
  • Apples can improve heart health and endothelial (blood vessel) function.
  • Apples will provide you with energy; they contain quercetin, an “energizing” antioxidant.
  • Apples are low in calories, and contain virtually no fat.
  • Apples prevent tooth decay; the juice of an apple can kill around 80% of bacteria.
  • Apples are a great snacking option in between meals.
    Apples contain about 80% water; eating them can contribute to your daily water intake.
  • Apples are a great source of vitamins, minerals, and other important nutrients.
  • Apples taste great and come in may different varieties.
  • Apples are portable… you can take them anywhere, anytime!


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