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National Eat A Red Apple Day


An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away!

Well ... true or not, there are many potential benefits of eating apples.


Apples are nutrient dense, giving you quality bang for your caloric buck, being high in fiber, antioxidants, nutrients & polyphenols. (1)


Known as a heart healthy fruit, research shows that some benefits of apples may include lowering: blood cholesterol, blood pressure, risk of stroke, atherosclerosis (plaque build up), & risk of type 2 diabetes. They also may help prevent cancers (specifically lung, breast, & digestive tract cancers), improve gut health by acting as a prebiotic, fight asthma, & protect your brain. (2)


Believe it or not, apple may not be a good choice for everyone. Apples are not tolerated well in people that have fructose intolerance or IBS (they can cause abdominal pain and gas). (3)


The skins of apples provide significantly more Vitamin A, K, C, calcium & potassium. (4) For this reason, when I have recipes that call for skinless apples, I usually will save the skins in the freezer and add them to our smoothies.


Enjoy these fun apples recipes!

(Caloric information as stated on websites )

Calories 419, Fat 23.1g, CHO 43.3g (fiber 8.4g), Protein 13.5g


Calories 88, Fat 2.3g, CHO 18g (fiber 3g), Protein 2g


Calories 187, Fat 3g, CHO 42g (fiber 4g)

Apple Pork Tenderloin (The Clean Eating Couple)

Calories 391, Fat 17g, CHO 30g (fiber 7g), Protein 28g






References:
1. Nock, E. "What are Polyphenols? Another Great Reason To Eat Fruits & Veggies" Kendal Reagan Nutrition Center @ Colorado State University. June 2021. https://www.chhs.colostate.edu/krnc/monthly-blog/what-are-polyphenols-another-great-reason-to-eat-fruits-and-veggies/

2. Lang, A. & Jennings K. "8 Impressive Health Benefits of Apples". Healthline. Jan 05, 2022 https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/10-health-benefits-of-apples

3. Arnarson, A. "Apples 101: Nutrition Facts & Health Benefits". Healthline. May 08, 2019. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods/apples

4. Petre, A. "Should you Peel Your Fruits & Vegetables?" Healthline. Jan 07, 2022. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/peeling-fruits-veggies#TOC_TITLE_HDR_2




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