5 Awesome Health Benefits of Eating Apples
Posted on October 4th, 2016 by Chips Restaurants
It’s important to eat fruits and vegetables all throughout the year, but during the fall especially, one fruit in particular comes to mind – apples. That’s because apple picking is such a popular seasonal activity! And while you might use your fall apples to make delicious treats such as apple pie or apple crisp, let’s not forget about all of the incredible health benefits apples bring even when you just eat them on their own – some of the top to note are:
Apples can help with cholesterol: apples contain a soluble fiber known as pectin, which has been associated with reduced levels of LDL – this, you may have heard be called the “bad kind” of cholesterol.
Apples can help keep your heart healthy: since apples have been linked to lowering cholesterol, that also means they can ultimately help promote good heart health!
Apples can help your immune system: apples are known to be a good source of vitamin C, which helps boost your immune system. That said, they then also help your body fight off illness, such as a cold that you may experience as the weather continues to change.
Apples can help with weight loss: apples only cost you a few calories, and they’re an easy way to curb your hunger and keep you full! Dried apples in particular have been shown to help people lose weight, but apples in general can help with weight loss efforts too!
Apples can lessen your chances of experiencing metabolic syndrome: metabolic syndrome is essentially a bunch of symptoms that are associated with an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease – eating apples can help you protect yourself from this!
Of course, this isn’t all though. Click here to learn even more health benefits that apples provide!
If you’ve ever heard the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” now it probably makes more sense – for the above reasons alone, it’s clear that you should be making a solid effort to incorporate apples into your diet!
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