There's a saying that states an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But what is it about this fruit that makes it so powerful? Let’s take a look:
• Nutritional Powerhouse
Apples are packed with a wide variety of vitamins and minerals including Vitamins C, K, A, E, B1, B2, B6 as well as potassium, manganese, and copper.
The fiber and water in apples help aid in digestion and make you feel full and satisfied. They’ll help keep you regular and can help you avoid overeating.
• Heart Health
The soluble fiber in apples can lower your cholesterol. Additionally, compounds called polyphenols have antioxidant effects and can lower blood pressure.
• Gut Health
Apples contain pectin, which is a type of fiber that provides prebiotic benefits for your digestive system. This means that it feeds the good bacteria in your gut.
• Reduce Inflammation
A flavonoid called quercetin can be found in apples. This acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and can reduce the risk of allergic reactions. Think of it as nature’s Benadryl.