Apples and Health Benefits

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Are Apples really good for you? Why does apple a day, keeps doctor away? What are Apples nutritional value?

Apples are a common fruit that every one has heard of. That saying, ” An apple a day, keeps the doctor away,” does it hold any truth? Fruit is considered natures candy; sweet and a natural fast food, A “grab and go” food.

Apples are low in calories, approximately 65 – 100 calories ( depending on size ). This will make a great diet food if your are counting calories.

Apple Benefits

What benefits do you get from eating your apples?

Apples have many benefits. Putting apples into your daily meal plans will benefit you. They are not only full of nutrition, but also help your body in many other ways.

Here’s a few

Glowing Skin – Apples are full of Vitamin C and antioxidants. These help prevent signs of aging. They help reduce wrinkles. As we get older, wrinkles are the one thing we don’t want to see.

Whitens Teeth – The abrasive qualities in an apple will keep the stains away. While eating an apple, the texture help scrubs those stains from our teeth. Smiles with whiter teeth, is appealing to us all.

Longer Hair and Nails – Apples have biotin and Procyanidin B2. Nutrients that are great for natural growing hair and nails. Many have the problem with growing long, beautiful nails. This may also prevent thinning and baldness.


Nutritional Value

Apples are packed full of nutrients to help your body function correctly.


Weight Loss – Apples are great for one’s wanting to lose extra weight. They are low in calories, low on the GI, satisfy hunger, and helps moves more oxygen to your lungs (With Quercetin- see below).
Apple Cider Vinegar in one great way for weight loss too. Adding it to your cooking or by the teaspoon full, It has many benefits. Great aid for weight loss by increasing your metabolism. You can read more about Apple Cider Vinegar by clicking HERE.

Anti-inflammatory – soluble fiber in apples increases production of an anti-inflammatory protein called interleukin-4.
Boost Immune System – Apples are full of great vitamin and nutrition that’s help improve your immune system. One’s like Vitamin C and Quercetin (see below). Quercetin is an antioxidant great for the immune system. And apples are full of this antioxidant.

With many nutritional value packed inside an apple, it is considered Nature’s Miracle Fruit. Apples are extremely rich in Antioxidants, flavanoids, dietary fibers, Pectin, Insoluble Fiber and Vitamins. With all these nutrients, I can see why its one of the best fruits to have in your daily diet.

Apples are also known to help prevent many more healthy problems.


  • Lowers Cholesterol
  • Heart Disease
  • Better Digestion
  • Asthma
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Alzhelmer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stroke
  • Prevents Cataracts
  • Prevents Gallstones
  • Reduces Develop Type 2 Diabetes
  • Fights and prevents Cancers – lung, breast, colon, liver

Quercetin is a flavonoid. These flavonoids that naturally occur in plants and have beneficial health benefits to humans and animals. Quercetin is found in rinds, shoots, and barks of plants. Quercetin is one of the most abundant flavonoids.
Quercetin is an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antihistamine, and an immune-booster. Many studies have shown that quercetin works in many ways to help prevent the symptoms of a variety of conditions, including:

  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Respiratory infections

Different Types of Apples

There are many types of apples to choose from, Sweet apples to Tart one’s. Some are great for cooking and some just to pick up and eat as is. Do you like sweet apples? The sweetest one’s are Kiku and Fuji apples. The tart one’s are Granny Smith and McIntosh. Apples come in different colors too. Red, Golden yellow and Pink.

Apples are inexpensive and can be found pretty much everywhere. They are one of the best “grab and go” foods out there.

Yes, An Apple A Day Will Keep The Doctors Away!

They are so full of everything our bodies need to keep us healthy.


Adding An Apple A Day

An Apple A Day Cookbook

Adding apples to your daily meal plan will add great benefits to your health. Sliced, whole, in other foods, sauced or as a cider, any way would benefit you.

There are many ways to get your apples in your day. There are many recipes to add apples to. Apples are great as a snack, dinner, or dessert. Check out this great cookbook of Apple Recipes. That’s 365 recipes, one for each day of the year to try out. A great way to get an apple a day.
Adding apples to your daily meal plan can be easier than you think.

This book also includes creative crafts and fun facts about apples. A book to enjoy with the family as well.

Just click image above and get your very own copy of “An Apple A Day” Cookbook.



Below are charts to show all the wonderful vitamins, minerals and nutritional values found in apples.

Nutritional Value for Apples


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This chart shows all the minerals found in apples…


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10 Replies to “Apples and Health Benefits”

  1. We’re big apple eaters in our family, we go through at least a dozen each week. I knew they were good for you, but I’m amazed that such a simple everyday fruit has so many beneficial nutrients. It’s my husband’s birthday in a few days so I might have to treat him/me (!) to the recipe book, it looks great. Apple pie is his favourite, I’m guessing there’ll be lots of recipes for that in there!

    1. While growing up, our family had three big apple trees in the back yard. They were full every year. Apples were very plenty in our home and to this day. Eating apples as a kid, I never knew they were good for me. I just enjoyed the taste.

      Apple pie is very common recipe for apples. There might be a recipe or two in the ” An Apple A Day” Cookbook. Warm Apple pie with vanilla ice cream on  top… now that’s delicious.

      Thank you for the comment. Very much appreciated.

  2. Hi Brenda
    Thanks for the great post “Apple and health benefits”.I love natural food and supplements. Yes! Apple is a great food.I prefer to eat, green apple and golden yellow apples since I am type 2 diabetic. Moreover, green apples are more fibrous and smoothify the stomach upsets.
    The only concern is the wax on the skin. The cookbook also seems to be great.I plan to buy one. And do you have any methods to remove the wax applied to the skin?

    1. They coat apples with a fine layer of wax to help keep them longer. Washing the apple under warm water is enough to remove the wax. You can also use just a little vinegar on a paper towel. They both will do the trick.  Some places do carry the unwaxed apples. Just asking at the produce section of the store and they would know if they carry them or not.

      Another method would be to cut the peel off. But the  peel has 2 to 6 times the antioxidant in them. By cutting off the peel, you will also be losing a lot of nutrition.

      Thank you for your comment and question. Very much appreciated.

  3. Brenda, I must admit, I am not a great fruit consumer. And yet, recently I have taken up to having my apple nearly every day – you see, I like to share it with my dog, as it appears that apples are good for our canine friends too. Reading your post on all the goodness coming from eating apples regularly was a real boost. Thank you ever so much, Brenda, I’ll make sure I’ll keep being a good girl and will increase my consumption to becoming daily 🙂

    1. Thank you for your comment.
      There are many ways to add apples to your daily meals. Did you check out the “An Apple A Day” Cookbook? There are many recipes in there to try.
      I’m glad to hear your dog like them. One of my dogs doesn’t at all, but the other will eat anything.
      Thank you again for your comment. Very much appreciated.

  4. I just love apples. I wrote an article on apples a few years ago because of the many benefits that apples offer. It is so amazing the many benefits and vitamins that apples contain. Your post is very helpful.

    1. Thank you for your wonderful comment.
      I, too, love apples. With all the benefits in an apple, no wonder they call it the “natures miracle fruit”. Adding apples to your daily meal plan will always benefit your health and wellness.
      Thank you again for your comment.

  5. Hi Brenda,
    Being health conscious, it’s great to know that an apple has so many benefits and as you’ve mentioned, it can be easily purchased.
    Even though I’m now not a big fan of apples as I find the quality of the ones we get here seems to have gone down, I now resort to taking apple cider vinegar.

    Are the health benefits of apple cider vinegar on par with that of eating an apple?


    1. Apple Cider Vinegar is made directly from apples. The apples are mashed then compressed to squeeze out the liquid. So, I say Yes. Making sure that it’s organic and unpasteurized. This will give you the best form.
      With ACV having a bitter taste, I would still prefer the apple of ACV.
      Choosing Apple Cider Vinegar or the ACV pills? I would choose ACV. Here is an article you might find interesting.. Apple Cider Vinegar Vs. Diet Pills.
      Thank you for your comment and your question.
      Very much appreciated.

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