Did you know that apples, in addition to tasting yummy are very nutritious?
Apples are a good source of flavonoids, which have antioxidant properties. It is believed that most of this compound in apples is found in the peel. So, eating apples with the peel on is a more healthy way to eat an apple.
They are also low in calories. One cup (125g) quartered or chopped apples contain about 65 calories.
Apples are also very good sources of fibre. Fibre in the diet in important to help keep the bowels healthy and regular.
Eighty percent of the fibre in apples is soluble fibre, which is believed to help in the reduction of blood cholesterol levels. There is about 5 grams of fibre contained in one apple.
Here's a Great Idea to use when packing a lunch or a picnic or a fruit tray -- for those who like to eat their apple in slices ... use a handy apple corer and slicer, and add a sprinkling of Fresh Fruit Protector to keep the slices from turning brown!