There’s nothing better than biting into a crisp red apple, especially in the season of fall when everyone is rushing to the nearest orchard to pick their own basket of apples (and probably snap a few fall-themed pictures). This delicious fruit is one of the most favourable, mainly because it is widely accessible all year round, easy to grab on the go, and fairly neutral in taste. There’s also a wide variety of types to choose from like Red Delicious or Granny Smith!
You don’t have to be a genius to know that apples are good for you. Ever heard the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away?” Well, turns out there might be some truth to it! Apples have some pretty incredible health benefits and in case you needed any convincing on the subject, here are a few reasons why you should start eating apples more regularly…
1. Help with Weight Loss
Foods that are high in fiber can help with weight loss because they keep us full for longer periods of time which in return makes us eat less. It also keeps our digestive system happy as it helps promote regular bowel movements, is good for colon health, and might even lower cholesterol, says LiveStrong. The Institute of Medicine recommends women eat 25-grams of fiber on a daily basis and men consume 38-grams.
LiveStrong points out that one cup of apples (with the skin) amount to nearly 3-grams of fiber. So even eating just one apple in the morning for breakfast will help kickstart your fiber intake for the day. In addition to being packed with fiber, apples are also low in calories (1-cup equals 57 calories and almost no fat), so it’s the perfect guilt-free snack. For some more flavor, try eating it with a little bit of peanut butter.