With a new ‘superfood’ appearing in the media almost every week it’s easy to forget just how good some ‘everyday’ foods are for us. Take the humble apple for example. It’s low GI, rich in phytochemicals, and fibre. The review study below found that apples have been shown to help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, asthma, type 2 diabetes, and one of the studies showed that snacking on an apple in between meals even helped with weight loss.
So next time your at the famers market or supermarket be sure to pick up some apples.
Hyson DA. A Comprehensive Review of Apples and Apple Components and Their Relationship to Human Health. Adv. Nutr. 2: 408–420, 2011