I’m sure you have heard the old saying, ‘an apple a day keeps the Doctor away.’ Well it’s not all we should be doing to keeping ourselves healthy but it will definitely help! Apples are loaded with fibre, vitamins and minerals.
1. Studies have linked apples to helping lower cholesterol. This is thanks to all the soluble fibre it contains. The fibre helps prevent cholesterol build up in our arteries.
2. The soluble fibre found in apple flesh is an excellent aid to our digestive system. Soluble fibre dissolves in water and helps slow down digestion. The insoluble fibre which is found in the apple skin helps move food through our digestive system and helps to prevent constipation.
3. Apples contain a flavanoid called quercetin. Quercetin has a protective effect on the brain and has been linked to helping to prevent damage that can lead to Alzheimer’s and dementia.
4. The antioxidants found in apples help prevent oxidative stress which is linked to
This is one of my favourite go to snacks - quick, easy, simple