Have you ever heard the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away?”
Apples have NO fat but do have Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, which are great for the body. They are also loaded with Potassium, phosphorus, choline, magnesium and calcium. As far as Vitamins, an apple has Vitamin C, K, and A. This is a great snack if you have not eaten for a few hours and you have the shakes. It is a fruit, so yes, there is sugar…however it’s the best kind for you because it’s natural. There is also plenty of fiber which is great for the digestive track.
Phosphorus is great for the bones, the heart and the kidney’s. Choline is great for brain development, so it is greatly important for babies and children. It also assists in memory storage in the brain. Potassium is the third most abundant mineral in the body, according to the live-strong website. It is a crucial electrolyte that the body needs to assist in hydration, neural pathways and strongly supports the muscular system. So if you have problems with muscle cramping, an apple may go a long way in soothing the pain! Potassium also helps with low blood sugar and hypoglycemia. It is the mineral that converts carbohydrates to sugar. For instance, when you eat that piece of bread at Olive Garden, you pancreas produces insulin, that helps level the blood sugar levels that are created with Potassium and other minerals.
Snack idea – slice up some apples if you’re on the go and maybe dip them in some almond butter! Yum!
Apples are also great for juicing. They add a sweetness that balances out any juice recipe you are going for. Fresh apple juice is completely healthy and worth the preparation.
Click on the apple for a link to self.com for more nutrition info on Apples.