12 Healthy Apple Facts

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!

  1. Apples are filled with soluble fiber (5 grams).  This fiber has been shown to reduce intestinal disorders.
  2. Apples naturally balance blood sugar levels.  The help prevent diabetes.
  3. Apples help prevent constipation.  Apples are really good for children who eat a lot of pasta or cheese.  Eating an apple a day helps your child’s bowels to move properly.
  4. Apples are good in preventing diarrhea.  Diarrhea is often caused by eating processed foods or drinking too much juice.
  5. Apples provide a source of potassium which promotes heart health.
  6. Apples are packed with Vitamins C, A, and flavonoids and with smaller amounts of phosphorus, iron, and calcium.
  7. In two studies, researchers found that eating five apples a week lowered the risk for respiratory diseases like asthma.
  8. According to Chinese Medicine:  Apples strengthen the heart, quench thirst, lubricate lungs, decrease mucous and increase body fluids.
  9. Apples contain no fat, sodium, or cholesterol and are a good source of fiber.
  10. Most of the flavonoids found in apples are found in the skin.  It’s beneficial to your health to eat apples without peeling off the apple’s skin.
  11. An average size apple is said to contain more fiber than a bowl of oatmeal or most cold cereals!
  12. Children can eat apples 2-3 times a day!  It keeps your child happy and full…in a healthy way!

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YAY FOR APPLES!

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