Basically they are the superheroes of deliciousness. Whether you prefer them to be sweet & juicy or crunchy & tart; apples contain beneficial fiber and antioxidants which are nothing short of a powerhouse of health benefits…..just as long as you eat the skin!
Gut health! Apples provide a type of fiber that acts as a prebiotic called pectin. This feeds the growth of good bacteria in your gut.
Heart Health! Apple skins are high in fiber; which helps improve cholesterol levels. Lowering bad LDL and increasing good HDL. Whole fruits additionally help regulate Blood Pressure.
Diabetic Health! Fruit fiber, yes again with that fabulous fiber, helps stabilize blood sugar. Lowering your risk of Type 2 Diabetes.
Brain health! Studies have shown that eating a plant based diet may help prevent dementia, as it maintained & improved cognitive function over those who consumed a more fatty, processed foods diet.
Apple skin contains an antioxidant, quercetin which can help boost & regulate the immune system and reduce inflammation.
Antioxidants and anti- inflammatory properties may promote bone health, help protect your lungs from oxidative damage & have been shown to be heroic when it comes to fighting CANCER, 2nd only to berries, which are the number one source of antioxidants.
Weight loss! Eating apple slices before a meal has been shown to help you to feel fuller and more satisfied there by lowering your caloric intake.