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The saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” may be based on the many health benefits fresh whole apples provide.
- Apples are nutritious. They are a good source of fiber and vitamin C, while also being high in potassium and vitamin K.
- Eating a diet high in fruits, including apples, can help lower your risk of some cancers. Evidence suggests that several naturally occurring chemicals and compounds found in apples have an antioxidant effect that can lower your risk of cancer.
- Due to the high fiber content, apples are a great choice of snack, since they will keep you feeling full (compared to unhealthy snacks like chips or cookies).
- Apples promote good gut health. Since apples are high in fiber, which is not absorbed by your small intestine when they are digested, they promote the growth of good bacteria in your colon. Good gut bacteria can help protect you against obesity and type 2 diabetes.
Add apples to your diet now and reap those delicious rewards!