Today is Tuesday, February 25th
The topic or question of the day:
Does an apple a day keep the doctor away?
I think many times these old sayings hold some truth. Much like “A penny saved is a penny earned”. Some reasons an apple a day may be good for you are as follows:
- A medium apple contains 3.3 grams of fiber and only ~ 60 calories.
- The apple skin contains insoluble fiber, but the secret ingredient is between the skin and the flesh of the apple and is called pectin. Pectin is a soluble fiber that may reduce risk of cardiac heart disease and some types of cancer.
- Ursolic Acid is found in the apple peel and has been found to boost calorie burning and reduce obesity in mice according to a study reported in Huffington Post June 22, 2012. It was also reported to increase muscle mass and strength.
- The apple peel contains anti-allergenic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-viral properties.
- 50 mg of the phytochemicals in the apple peel inhibited the reproduction of cancer cells in the colon by 43% and by 28% in the apple’s flesh.
- A small apple eaten 15 minutes before eating a meal causes a significant reduction in mealtime calories consumed.
Tip or quote of the day:
To avoid most pesticides, cut off each end of the apple. Most pesticide is found in the stem where the apple hangs from the tree.
Take Action Today:
Eat an apple today!
Try eating a salad with apple chunks 15 minutes before dinner.