5 Reasons Why An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

5 Reasons Why An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away

We have all heard the saying, and even though we are well aware that apples are healthy, some of us are not entirely sure why.  Here are five reasons why an apple a day does keep the doctor away.

Weight Loss

The first appealing benefit of eating apples is their weight-loss aiding properties. Due to their high fibre content and low energy density, apples can assist in low calorie intake as well as long term weight loss.

Detoxifies Liver

Pectin, an antioxidant within apples, helps remove excess cholesterol and other harmful toxins in the body. If you want to detox, try a 2-day apple fast (where you eat apples and drink apple juice and water only), which will also improve digestion.

Protect Against Cancer

Apples have nutritional properties that can reduce the risk of cancer by as much as 23%.

Lower Blood Sugar Levels

This is the perfect snack for diabetics or pre-diabetics. It has antioxidants that slow down digestion of sugar and enough fibre that improves blood glucose control, in turn helping protect against Diabetes Type 2.

Healthy Bones

As a great . of calcium, apples can help strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis.

Are you already munching away? If apples are not your thing, try getting the benefits in the form of a granny smith apple, baby spinach, banana, and apple juice smoothie.

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