How Special Is The Apple?
Last week we talked about how the high soluble fiber could benefit your mood. Apple is one of the best choices that we can find in the grocery store. So we are going to talk more about apples today. We will cover the most popular questions, includes what makes it so special, what kind of apple is great to eat, and how much should we eat per day?
What Makes Apples So Special?
The specific nutrition content of any apple varies from species to species. Generally, however, apples contain a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, great complex carbohydrates, and they’re a very good source of fiber. Every apple (100 grams) contains about 4 grams of this nutrient.
The vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin A and potassium in apples give your body the nutrition it craves to stay in good working order, and the carbohydrates bring you much-needed energy. In particular, though, the fiber in an apple gives it an uncanny ability to help heal the body.
Many of the chronic diseases that we have today revolve around inflammation, whether that is inflammation to the heart (heart disease), inflammation to the arteries, or inflammation to the lungs. Eating a balanced diet that is filled with fiber can be a great way to keep your body in check, limiting inflammation and helping your body to naturally heal.
What's The Best Apple to Eat?
You’ll most likely see many different kinds of apples at your local grocery store. Maybe you’ve tried a couple of different kinds and noticed that you couldn't find one that tastes great and had a wide spectrum of health benefits.
Try Fuji and Pink Lady - these are both tasty, hybrid apples that contain a very nice crunch. More importantly, they’re a great source of fiber and carbohydrates.
How Many Apples Should I Eat?
The age-old proverb says that an apple a day keeps the doctor away - which implies that one apple can help to keep you fit and healthy. But, most dietitians and nutritionists agree that 4-5 servings of fruit and vegetables are essential for health and longevity.
Balancing your diet with more fruit - especially apples - can help to strengthen your health by providing complex carbohydrates with a great source of fiber and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals.