Health Benefits of Apples
‘Pick your own apples’ season is in full swing at Parlee Farms in Tyngsboro, MA. We know that our apples are delicious eaten fresh and they are also wonderful when used for baking. There are also plenty of health benefits associated with apples! We all have heard the popular saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” and as it turns out, the saying is true. Here are some health benefits of this delicious fruit:
Apples Are Good for You!
Apples are not only delicious, but they are also highly nutritious. They are low in calories, have a good amount of fiber, and their own natural sweetness. They are also good sources of potassium, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, and also contain smaller amounts of manganese, B-vitamins, Vitamin A, and Vitamin E.
They Can Help with Weight Loss
There have been studies that have shown that apples may help assist with weight loss. Not only is it a delicious and satisfying fruit that is low in calories, but it seems that there might be other reasons why apples can help facilitate weight loss, such as its fiber content. In this study, for example, fifty overweight women added the fruit to their diets and it sped up their weight loss success.
Encourage Heart Health
Besides all the vitamins and minerals that are present in apples, this fruit also contains polyphenols, which are micronutrients that act as an antioxidant. It is because of these polyphenols that apples are known for helping to keep the heart healthy.
Experience a Decreased Risk of Diabetes
Did you know that apples have also been associated with lowering the risk of diabetes? There have been several studies that have shown this, and experts believe that this is also due to the high levels of polyphenols that are present in apples. These polyphenols may help the body better produce insulin, which can help prevent this Type II diabetes from developing in the body.
Apples are also delicious! In order to get the full health benefits of apples, you might want to consider eating them fresh picked. Do you want to pick your own? Check our website for current conditions of our orchards and for our picking hours.
Visit these articles to learn even more about our apples:
- Types of Apples at Parlee Farms
- Apple Recipes – Perfect for Fall!
- What to Do With Your Fresh-Picked Apples
- Try These Delicious Recipes After Your Apple Picking Trip!
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This post was written by Parlee Farms