The Health Benefits Of Apples

Apples are one of our favorite fruits. They are versatile, portable, inexpensive, and unlike a lot of other fruit, they store well. They also have quite a few surprising health benefits. There’s good reason why we have the saying “An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away”. Let’s look at some of the ways your health can benefit from eating apples regularly.

Apples Can Help You Lose Weight Safely

Apples make for a great snack that will help you lose weight. They are low in calories with only about 90 calories for a medium apple. This humble little fruit is also packed full of fiber and it includes a lot of water. Both of these help you stay fuller longer. Start having one or two apples a day, preferably before your main meals and see if you don’t start to eat less overall and start losing pounds.

Apples Can Lower Your Risk For Heart Disease

The fiber in apples is soluble fiber. This is a great substance that will help lower cholesterol. It works the same way that bowl of oatmeal you have for breakfast per doctor’s orders. In fact, add some chopped apple and snack on another apple in the afternoon for best results.

Apples May Be One Key For Reducing Your Risk For Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome

People who eat apples on a regular basis, have a lower risk for developing diabetes and metabolic syndrome. Part of that is due to the fact that the fiber in apples keeps us full longer and we’re less likely to gain weight – a major risk factor for both of these medical issues. The other part is phytonutrients that we don’t quite completely understand. Yet, antioxidants and other nutrients in apples seem to have a positive effect on our body and how it processes food.

Apples Boost Your Immune System

Apples are packed with vitamin C which as you know helps boost your immune system and fight off infection. That’s why you’re told to take vitamin C or drink orange juice when you feel a cold coming on. As it turns out, apples are vitamin C power houses. Eat one per day during cold and flu season to give your immune system that extra boost to make it through without getting sick.

Apples Reduce Risks for Certain Cancers (antioxidants and soluble fiber)

Apples may even help you prevent cancer. That’s pretty amazing for one little humble fruit. Apples like many other fresh fruits and vegetables are packed with antioxidants. Those little compounds attach themselves and neutralize cancer causing free radicals. The soluble fiber in apples helps keep your digestive system in order, possibly preventing the dangerous colon cancer.

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5 Benefits of Cooking

Cook used to be a dirty word in my book…

I never thought I  would enjoy cooking but… I am growing 🙂

In the past as the hunger pangs would set in the first thing I would do was try to figure out what restaurant I was going to visit.  Well all of that has changed.   Now I get excited about what I will cook next.kitchen_cooking_kirsten_womack

For those of you who don’t like to cook hang in there you may never grow to love it.  You may find the tremendous benefits you receive from cooking make it all worthwhile.

If you are new to cooking or just don’t care for it I hope these benefits encourage you to get in the kitchen and get your cook on.

If you are resistant to cooking I recommend you ease into it if you don’t like it try one or 2 meals a week.

Below are 5 benefits that I hope will  help you to embrace cooking:

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