foods/herbs/spices

10/2/17 — apples

An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

 

Fun Fact:  Apples are part of the rose family.

Fun Fact II:  The skin of an apple has 2 to 5 grams of fiber, depending on the size of the apple.

Fun Fact III:  Fiber slows the absorption of sugar from the apple, which helps with weight loss.

Fun Fact IV:  Apples keep you satiated for up to 2 hours.

 

Contains:

  • soluble fiber (pectin)
    • after a meal, reduces how much sugar and calories are absorbed into the bloodstream
    • wards off type 2 diabetes
    • prevents the blood sugar spikes that premeditate fat storage
    • prevents cravings caused by blood sugar crashes
  • antioxidants
  • folate
  • vitamin E (fights Alzheimer’s)
  • quercetin (protects brain against oxidative stress from daily life)

 

Hot Tips:

  • Have water when you first get up.  Then have an apple 30 minutes later.
  • Have an apple as a midday snack.
  • Sprinkle cinnamon on an apple for added benefits.

 

Tomorrow:

Improve your memory with nutmeg!

 

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