Apples are full of vitamins and minerals we need to keep our bodies healthy. Do you want to know what health and beauty benefits apples provide?
Apples have a lot of beautifying benefits for the body. Apples are a great option if you want to increase your fiber intake. Eating apples can help to improve your gastrointestinal health. We all know that is a good thing because your health starts in your gut. One medium apple has 4 grams of fiber. Apples contain soluble fiber, which is the type of fiber responsible for helping to lower your blood cholesterol levels.
Apples: Health and Beauty Benefits
Apple skins contain the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory pigment, quercetin, which is a powerful skin-care ingredient that helps to defend against free-radical and UVB damage. Quercetin is also a natural antihistamine, which can help with seasonal allergies. If you want a deeper look at the health benefits of apples, read: Apple nutrition- crunch your way to healthy.
Apple Key Nutrients:
Fiber, vitamins C, B6, and copper.
Nutritional Report of Apples
*Per 1 medium apple
Antioxidants | Phytosterols | Quercetin
- Fiber | 4g
- Carbohydrates | 25g
- Vitamin C | 9% DV
- Vitamin K | 3% DV
- Potassium | 4% DV
- Vitamin B6 | 6% DV
- Copper | 5% DV
Apple Eating Suggestions
Try pairing apples with raw walnuts. Studies have shown that a phytochemicals in walnuts helps boost the action of quercetin, an antioxidant phytochemical found in the skins of apples, which help block UV damage.
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I would love to hear what your favorite apple recipe is. Did you know all of those health and beauty benefits of apples? Let me know in the comments below. You can also connect with me @Eat_Your_Nutrition on Instagram. I love seeing your photos. #EatYourNutrition #LauraVillanueva