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Apples: The Most Healing Superfood in the World
The list of evidence of the healing properties of apples is too lengthy to list here but this list should at least give you an idea of the profound healthy compounds a simple apple contains.
If you have never done an apple mono diet, perhaps it’s time to try one for 30 days. Don’t think of this as a diet, it’s really more of an apple feast. Buy a bag of organic apples, any variety. Keep a few with you at all times. Anytime you are hungry between meals, eat one. It’s that simple. Give it 30 days and see if you don’t lose weight, feel full and somehow more satisfied simply by eating more apples. If you don’t feel any change after 30 days, you haven’t really lost anything, but most people who try this approach say that they were surprised at how healthy and “clean” they felt after just a few days.
Apples are a very powerful source of antioxidants, vitamin C, flavonoids, polyphenols, and potassium, not to mention a good source of healthy fiber, all for a skinny little 47 calories. (In a medium sized apple) Always eat the skin of the apple as this is where all the antioxidant compounds lie. The skin of an apple has six times as many antioxidant compounds as what is in the flesh itself.
The high fiber content in apples is also good news for your digestive health and heart health as well. So when you eat an apple, think of it as a tasty snack for your heart and digestive system as well as for your taste buds!
There are many varieties of apples, each with its own skin color. Each variety, therefore, has a different type of phytonutrient content. For example, Fuji apples have the highest flavonoid content. So for even better health, eat a wide variety of apples to ensure that you get a healthy balance of all the different types of antioxidants available.
So the next time you bite into a crisp, crunch apple, think for just a moment about all the healthy goodness you are putting in your body. You might even want to offer a silent thanks to Johnny Appleseed.