1. Highly Nutritious
One, regular sized apple contains around 100 calories. But despite their low calorie count, they’re surprisingly filling, and that’s all down to their rich fibre content. An apple contains around 4g of fibre, which as we’ll learn in this article, is responsible for supporting good gut and heart health and even for helping us manage our weight.
As well as fibre, apples are a great source of vitamin C, antioxidants (more on those shortly), vitamins B1, B6, E and K, copper and potassium.
Top tip – to gain the most nutritional benefits from eating an apple, make sure you eat the peel.
Apple peel contains most of the fibre content, so buy organic fruits and give each apple a quick rinse before consuming and away you go. You can even eat the core and the seeds if you like – apple seeds are rich in protein and fibre, but you may have heard that they contain cyanide…
The truth is, apple pips contain a chemical that can be converted into cyanide in the body, but we’d have to eat at least 150 seeds in one go to cause any harm. And that’s a LOT of apples!