An apple a day keeps the doctor away. True? In some ways, yes. Apples are packed with vitamins, fiber, and antioxidants, all of which contribute to better health. The fiber makes you feel fuller faster, reducing your risk of over-snacking.
Apples are a delicious, portable snack that taste delicious and have some great health benefits.
Here is the nutrition information for one 3-inch apple:
That 3-inch apple comes out to about a cup-and-a-half of fruit—getting you 75% of the way to your recommend goal of two cups of fruit a day. If you want to get the most nutrition out of your apple, leave the skin on—that’s where a lot of the antioxidants and half the apple’s vitamin C are stored.
Here are some of the compounds in apples:
Vitamin C: The vitamin C in apples is an antioxidant necessary for immune system and skin health.
Flavonoids: These dietary compounds work as antioxidants to defend the body against damage from free radicals.
Potassium: This mineral is involved in many essential body functions, such as regulating blood pressure.
Did you know all these nutrition facts about apples? Please tell us what you think.