Apples
 
The nutrition facts of apple are outstanding - the health benefits of apples are so great that over the years, this bright, shiny fruit has been considered a remedy hence the expression 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away!'
Apple provides vitamin B3, vitamin C which strengthens the immune system, vitamin E and vitamin K. They are a good source of dietary fibre and pectin (pectin is soluble fibre).
 
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Apples

Apples are an excellent diet food as eating them can make you feel fuller for longer. This fruit can really benefit the digestive system by assisting the function of digestion whilst effectively detoxifying the body. Poor nutrition can lead to many unwanted health issues and problems including chronic constipation which can lead to haemorrhoids and cancer of the colon.

One of the main health benefits of apples, is their ability to eradicate these serious health problems. Apples provide soluble fibre and insoluble fibre, therefore, eating just one apple a day can significantly speed up the digestion process, and maintain it at a consistent and healthy rate, by encouraging bowel movement and reducing stomach cramps or pains, and very importantly, removing toxins from the body. The soluble fibre, pectin, can speed up and slow down the digestive system accordingly - this is the reason why apples are good for constipation and diarrhea.

The rich source of fibre in apples also reduces cholesterol as it excretes it from the body, helping to cleanse and clear the arteries. The nutrition of apple can help diabetes as they contain malic acid which helps to slow down the rise of blood sugar and assists the body by helping it to utilize energy more efficiently.

It is thought that apples can have remarkable effects on the fight against major illness and diseases, and perhaps being able to reduce the risk of cancer, in fact, several varieties of cancers. More studies are being carried out but it is also becoming apparent that apples, particularly the apple peel or skin, can improve lung function, protect the brain against damage that can result in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. 

The apple skin contains compounds which include procyanidin, epicatechin and quercetin which is believed to reduce arthritic and allergic reactions, as well as sun damage to the skin. In fact, apples are believed to be a healer and may also help to clear up spots and acne. As you can see, the nutrition in an apple is so great that this wonderful fruit is simply not worth ignoring. The benefits of eating apples could impact your health to the extent that this magical fruit could actually prolong you life.
 
 

Calories in Apples

Apples are low in calories and carbs, this is a fruit which is bursting with health benefits whether its eaten raw, fresh, cooked or dried. The amount of calories in apple depends on the method the fruit is served or cooked, for example if the fruit is served in syrup or stewed with sugar, obviously it will contain more calories.

This fruit is extremely low in fat. The following calorie guide can be used to calculate the amount of apple calories and carbohydrates:

Calories in Apples per 100 grams:

Fresh, raw apples without skin - 45 calories / 11.2 carbs in apples

Fresh, raw apples with skin- 47 calories / 11.8 carbs in apples

Cooking apples - 35 calories / 8.9 carbs in apples

Cooking apples stewed with sugar - 74 calories / 19.1 carbs in apple

Cooking apples stewed without sugar - 33 calories / 8.1 carbs in apple
 
 
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