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  • Apple – What Makes Apple A Perfect Fruit To Help With Weight Loss

    Apple is low in calories. But what are the other reasons it makes a perfect fruit-partner for your weight loss goal? Read on to find out.

    November 8, 2013 | Related: ,

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    Apple is a perfect fruit that you can add to your weight loss meal. There’s a wide variety of apples but only a few of them are available in supermarkets. And that’s a shame!

    HOW CAN APPLE HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS

    First of all, apple isn’t only low in calories but it’s also low in fat. It contains high amount of vitamins and minerals but low in sodium. It’s also rich in fiber.

    FIBER

    Its richness in fiber will help you feel full longer, so you won’t have to take more food just to satisfy your hunger.

    SODIUM

    The sodium content of apple is very low in preventing you to retain extra water weight.

    VITAMINS

    The vitamins in apple increase your health and vitality to help you carry out rigorous exercises. By being active, you’ll be able to burn more calories, thereby, speeding up weight loss.

    And when it comes to healthy eating, an apple can be a simple jewel to your plate.

    HOW TO PROPERLY SERVE IT

    Although this fruit offers several health benefits, it may still cause harm to your body because of the pesticide residues found in its skin. Thus, it’s always a good practice to wash and scrub it before eating. Keep in mind that supermarkets do use wax to make apple’s skin shinier, thereby, allowing it to look fresh and attractive. But waxing can seal the pesticide residue.

    Peeling it won’t help as it removes the film that has high amount of fiber. Thus, it’s essential that you thoroughly wash it.

    If you’re worried about browning when cutting the apple, you can sprinkle lemon juice on its cut surfaces.

    To curb your appetite, you may eat a plate filled with apple before any meal. This will help you feel full; thereby, reducing the amount of food you eat.

    When you’re on the run, you can try slicing an apple to make it your low-fat snack.

    NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF APPLE

    • Calories: 55
    • Fat: 1 gram
    • Saturated fat: 1 gram
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg
    • Carbohydrate: 15 grams
    • Protein: 1 gram
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 grams
    • Sodium: 1 gram
    • Vitamin C: 5 grams
    • Serving Size: 1 small apple

    Bottom Line

    So, instead of grabbing your pack of chips, why not reach the apple found on your counter. You won’t only be avoiding extra calories which can cause weight gain but you’re also preventing yourself against the harm of free radicals.

    About the author

    Janey Danes Janey Danes started her career as a part-time article writer, editor and proofreader in 2008. She specializes in topics related to health, travel, technology, family, and spiritual life. Danes is a licensed medical technologist and she holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Technology. She is also a contributor to Travel Philippines | Entertainment and Medical Technology Avenue. You can also find her on Google+.

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