Wednesday, August 16, 2006

An apple a day keeps the Doctor away

Undeniably, an apple a day really keeps the Doctor away. This time-honoured adage is now strongly supported by nutrition experts all around the world.

Apple is fat free, cholesterol free and provides many vitamins, minerals and phyto-nutrients which our family needs. A medium-sized apple contains about 80 calories and a good source of potassium and fibre too.

Apple's soluble fibre pectin helps lower blood cholesterol by binding to fatty substances and promoting their excretion. Apple peel is also a source of insoluble fibre which is necessary for proper bowel function. Apple peels are loaded with quercetin, a very strong antioxidant. Quercetin is essential for a healthy heart and to prevent certain types of cancer.

Hence, take apples with skin.
Try apples as salads or desserts.


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