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• Good source of fibre
• Vitamin C
Promotes Heart Health
Fruit and vegetables are the mainstay of a healthy-heart eating plan. Naturally low in sodium and high in potassium, plant foods assist in preventing dangerous elevations in blood pressure.
Whole apples are a good source of soluble and insoluble fibre, both being beneficial to digestive health and widely known to reduce cholesterol levels.
In addition, apples provide numerous anti-inflammatory compounds which assist in reducing the overall risk of heart disease.
Regulates Blood Sugar
The fibre in apples slows down digestion, preventing a rapid rise in blood sugar levels after eating them. The general recommendation is to aim for 14 grams of fibre for every 1,000 calories consumed. Therefore, as a medium apple has 4.4 grams of fibre, eating an apple or two can help towards your required daily total.
For the greatest overall benefit, eat the whole apple, including both skin and flesh.
May assist in Lowering the Risk of Diabetes
Eating apples is believed to be linked to lowering the risk of type 2 diabetes, possibly due to their polyphenol and antioxidant content. The type of fibre in apples feed the good bacteria and may be the cause for them protecting against obesity, heart diseases and type 2 diabetes
May assist in the Prevention of Cancer
Through sustained studies, scientists believe the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties may be responsible for potential cancer preventative effects of eating apples.
Apples contain a powerful natural antioxidant, called quercetin. While quercetin effectively kills abnormal cells, it appears to leave healthy cells alone. Quercetin interrupts various phases of the cell cycle, inducing apoptosis (programmed cell death) in several types of tumours. Prostate cancer, breast cancer and lung cancer all show promising benefits from quercetin. Consuming a diet rich in fruit and vegetables provides quercetin and the other potent antioxidants, the natural occurring compounds needed for potentially reducing the risk of cancer.
Reduces Asthma Symptoms
The quercetin in apples is likewise beneficial for individuals who suffer from asthma. Studies show that quercetin, which is found in the skin, suppresses inflammation and regulates the immune system which effectively reduces the severity of asthma, food allergies and respiratory issues.
Including apples as part of a comprehensive dietary action plan for asthmatics can help keep symptoms at bay.
Supports Weight Loss
Apples are a satisfying and nutritious snack that can help reduce cravings that helps in managing your appetite. Consuming a medium-sized apple 15 minutes prior to eating a meal has been shown to lower calorie intake by 15%. Choosing a fresh apple over processed snack foods is a great way to boost vitamin intake and reap the filling effects of soluble fibre. The high-water content in apples means you can have a larger portion without overdoing the calories.
Apples May Be Good for Bone Health
The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds in apples may promote bone health. What’s more, eating fruit may help preserve bone mass as you age.
Researchers believe that the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds in fruit may help promote bone density and strength.
Apples May Help Protect Your Brain
According to animal studies, apple juice may help prevent the weakening of the neurotransmitters that are involved in maintaining your memory.
Apple juice may help preserve acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that can weaken with age. Low levels of acetylcholine are linked to Alzheimer’s disease
How to enjoy them:
New Zealand Queen apples are super yummy and are great for eating, try out some of these delicious ideas:
• fresh as a snack, straight from the fruit bowl
• in salads, combined with other Go Fruits’ fruit varieties in a yummy fruit salad, fruit kebabs
• as a dip in to nut butters for an substitute snack
• chill them in the refrigerator for the best taste and texture then juice them up into a delicious fresh juice
• baked, poached, grilled, as stuffing, pureed
• desserts: pies, cakes, tarts, muffins, toffee apples
• in sauces, chutney’s, cider
• pancakes, waffles, as a topping on cereal or oatmeal