Sunday, January 16, 2011
Apples: What Can Eating One a Day Actually Do?
According to the FDA, despite what the old adage ‘an apple a day’ may suggest, while apples do provide 8mg of vitamin C (compared to 45mg in a common orange), they really aren’t very rich in either vitamins or minerals. But does that mean that apples do little for the body? Au contraire. The skin of an apple provides ample amounts of beta carotene, and the pulp adds a healthy dose of potassium and iron. Additionally, apples have virtually no saturated fat, cholesterol, or sodium. But most importantly, apples benefit us in a way that until recently was only marginally appreciated by the health care profession: as a source of fiber. Read more . . .