The Apple

Apples have been apart of our daily diets even back in the Garden of Eden.

Going back in time, the old saying of “an apple a day will keep the doctor away” wasn’t the original wording. This wording was first used back in 1922. The original words were “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” This was recorded back in 1860 in Wales so eating apples daily will keep the doctor at bay.
Apple in Tree

There are so many healthy benefits from eating apples that we really should consider eating them on a daily basis.

Here are some health benefits from an apple.

Just the skin alone is a great source of vitamin C and copper.

The phytonutrients in apples are good for your blood sugars. Quercetin, which is also found in apples, can inhibit enzymes that are involved in the breakdown of carbohydrates, which then turns into simple sugar.

These are the vitamins that are in one apple. How amazing is the apple.

Vitamin C

Vitamin K

Vitamin B6

Riboflavin

Apples also have several minerals that are good for our daily diets.

Potassium

Copper

Manganese

Magnesium

Fiber

There are so many verities of apples to choose from. My favorite apple is the Golden Delicious apple. For me this has the right amount of sweetness that I like.

Golden Delicious      Golden-Delicious-Apples

Gala

Fuji

Red Delicious

Granny Smith

McIntosh

Honey Crisp

And the list goes on.

Apples can be canned, juiced and turned into butter. They are most popular in deserts but can also be found used in savory dishes like pork.

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This is just some of the wonderful things that just a little apple can give us.  We should have an apple a day so we can be healthy and happy.

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