An Apple a Day

January 27

No doubt, you’ve heard the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” What was true in 1866, when this phrase was coined is true today. “Eat an apple before going to bed, you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.”

Eating an apple every day will improve and help to maintain your health. This gorgeous piece of fruit contains some powerful vitamins and nutrients that are vital to our well-being. For best results, make sure apples are a part of your daily diet.

This beautiful forbidden fruit contains vitamin C to help boost the immune system. They produce a high level of phenolics that decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer. Eating apples helps to reduce tooth decay by helping to clean the teeth and kill off bacteria. Apple consumption has been linked to reduced attacks in asthma sufferers, too. The quercetin, found in apple peels has been proven to protect brain cells against neuro-degenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease and decreased risk of diabetes.

Not only are they fabulous for your health, they are delicious too. There are so many different varieties that it’s easy to find something that you like most any time of the year.

The amount of phenolics in your apple varies between the different varieties of apples. With Fuji apples leading the pack, followed closely by Red Delicious and Granny Smith. But whatever your taste, apples are the perfect choice for an in-between snack.

Apples are great in the morning too. Eaten with a piece of goat’s cheese or low-fat cheese, it’s a tasty sensation.

I like to eat an apple before going out to a restaurant. I’ve found that by eating an apple and drinking a full glass of water, I’m less tempted by the basket of bread that comes before the meal. That way, I’m able to enjoy my dinner much better.

It’s amazing how many benefits the apple provides, start adding one-a-day to your diet to preserve your health.

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  1. I love this article because the last couple of weeks I have added an apple a day to my diet. Sometimes twice a day! I love the taste and their an easy snack to eat at my desk while working. I eat one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

  2. Tara on 01/28/2010 at 3:45 pm
  3. Reading this makes me hungry for an apple right now! Next time I go out I’m going to try your tip about having an apple and glass of water before going. Thanks!

  4. Deb Conn on 01/30/2010 at 6:12 pm
  5. so says deb and tara….i too love apple more than any other fruit and it aids in digestion and overall health….plus constipation…there is something in it when it is released into your body does something wonderful

  6. Deliciousbooty4u on 02/01/2010 at 2:10 pm

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