The Core Facts

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It's no coincidence that apples are the symbol of good health. As the saying goes dating back to the  Middle Ages,  "To eat an apple before going to bed will make the doctor beg his bread." We now know that this saying has been justified by its many health rich benefits.  The benefits have not changed from the apples inception but the rhyme has evolved; “an apple a day will keep the doctor away.” Let’s take a look at the nutritional benefits of a typical medium apple.

 Apple Nutrition Facts to Think About

  • Apples are absolutely fat-free and taste great! How many foods can you say that about?

  • Apples are convenient – I like to refer to them as Mothers Nature’s “fast food” but with a healthy vibe.

  • Apples contain no fat, no saturated fat, no trans fat, no cholesterol and may help reduce your risk of cancer

  • One apple provides as much dietary fiber as a bowl of Wheaties cereal. That's equal to one fifth of the recommended daily intake of fiber.

  • Apples are loaded with pectin, a soluble fiber that aids digestion and may help reduce cancer and heart disease.

  • The complex carbohydrates in apples give your body a longer, more sustained energy boost compared to high-sugar snacks. Snacking on apples can keep you energized through out the day and help to normalize your blood sugars.

  • Apples provide boron, an essential trace element that helps harden bones. Strong bones help prevent osteoporosis.

  • Apples contain no artificial colors or flavors, that’s right apples are completely Natural.

  • Apples come in many varieties (over 2,500 to be exact) and offer a range of interesting flavors that is not available in most other fruits.  With so many to choose from you are sure to find at least one that you like.