Sunday, April 14, 2013

Nutritional Bites!

A medium-sized apple has about 90 calories.


Apples are fat, sodium, and cholesterol-free!


Dieting? Try eating an apple about a half-hour before your meal to curb your appetite. Apples are filling so you will most likely eat less.


Nearly half of the vitamin C is just underneath the skin and the skin contains much of the insoluble fiber* and flavor.


Apples are filled with phytonutrients and antioxidants that help lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and may fight cancer. 


Pick an apple for vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C, E, and K; folate and niacin; and minerals potassium, phosphorus, calcium, manganese, magnesium, iron, and zinc.


Apples are not at the top of the list when it comes to fiber (about 5 grams each) but a substance called "pectin" found in apples works with other substances in the apple to offer the kind of health benefits you find in really high-fiber foods. In other words, the pectin kicks it up a disease-prevention notch.

*More details on this in a later post!

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