Sure there’s an apple for every taste bud from very sweet to very tart and everything in between, but is it possible that a one simple piece of fruit can really change your life? Consider this, and then you decide.
If you are hungry but don’t want to consume too many calories, the water in a juicy apple can fill you up and stave off hunger for an hour or longer. Compare the 80 calories in a medium size apple to say a nutrition bar that packs on a whopping 200+ calories.
Kill a Sweet Craving.
If you are having a sweet craving but don’t want to sabotage healthy habits by eating the chocolate kisses in your office mate’s candy dish, a crunchy sweet apple can satisfy the sweet craving by substituting the refined sugar found in candy (that’s loaded with other bad stuff) with the naturally occurring sugar in an apple.
Take Your Vitamins.
If you rushed out the door before taking your daily vitamin and mineral supplement, an apple will provide vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium, phosphorus and potassium.
If you are having difficulty eliminating, the gentle laxative effect of apples can help with that. The pectin in apples adds bulk to your stools and triggers a cleansing action that encourages bowel movements which in turn increases energy.
Prevent Heart Disease.
An apple has no cholesterol, so the feeling of fullness can be truly satisfying knowing that apples can help prevent heart disease when used as a substitute for junk food laced with saturated fat. And, if you have high blood pressure, there is almost no sodium in apples that you have to be concerned with.
Keep it Clean.
A wonderfully shaped, beautifully colored, crunchy apple is one of the easiest and cleanest and most enjoyable pieces of fruit you can eat. No fuss, no mess – perfect for our instant, faced paced lifestyles. And tossing the core doesn’t impact the environment one iota.
Given the value of an apple, can it really change your life? I would say so if you can go from hungry to satiated, stop a sweet craving in its tracks, make up for missed supplements, go from constipated to regular, live longer by eating right to prevent heart disease and, save time from not having to deal with a mess after your snack (with no waste to contribute to the landfill) – this could amount to a life changed by a slimmer waist line, healthier heart and more energized life! So go ahead - have an apple…but…
You must be choosy about your apples and always buy organic. They are one of the fruits that are most susceptible to pesticides; pesticides can seep through the skin all the way to the core. If you’ve never bought or thought about organic before, apples are a good place to start (and could thereby change your life yet again).