Apple – The Wonder Food

Everyone knows about apples.  But the positive effect on women’s health is not always known.  Here are some quick facts on this healthy food that you might not know:

No matter your diet you can include apples.  If you’re vegan, vegetarian, raw, or love meats, apples can fit into the meal.

The skin of apples is rich in nutrients.  The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics says the skin of apples is loaded with the antioxidant quercetin, a phytochemical with ani-inflammatory and heart protecting qualities. 

The phytochemicals in apples may reduce the growth and spread of cancer cells. 

Apples are 84% water which helps to keep you hydrated.  Getting dehydrated is a problem for many people. That means apples can help with daily water intake.

These super fruits are only 80 calories each, are fat-free, sodium-free, cholesterol-free and full of fiber, so they can help fill you up without plumping you up!

One apple is equivalent to about 1 cup of fruit.  The minimum amount of fruit you should have a day is two cups.  So each two apples and you’re on the way. 

To pick the freshest apples and keep them longer, buy apples with the stems intact.   Be able to smell their freshness and keep them in a plastic bag in the refrigerator away from strong odors.  They should keep for about 3 weeks this way.