Apple Diet

Apr 18, 2011 No Comments by

A very famous saying is — an apple a day keeps doctor away. Why is it so ?

Here are few of its qualities its just because of the benefit this fruit offer.

  • Apple reduces bad cholesterol LDL and increases good cholesterol HDL.
  • Apple burns more calories in getting digested then it actually has.
  • Apple contains good quantities of vitamin-C and beta carotene.
  • It is also rich in vitamin B complex and is an powerful antioxidant.
  • Apple contains Potassium, Calcium and Phosphorus so it helps regulates blood pressure .
  • To get maximum health benefits apple should be eaten with skin. On the flip side if extensive amount of fertilizers and pesticides are used apple should be eaten without skin.

Apple Nutrition facts

Energy 50           Kcal            2.5%
Carbohydrates 13.81        g                 11%
Protein 0.26         g                0.5%
Total Fat 0.17          g                0.5%
Cholesterol 0           mg              0%
Dietary Fiber 2.40        g                 6%

Vitamins

Folates                                            3              m                  1%
Niacin                                          0.091         mg                1%
Pantothenic acid                        0.061        mg                1%
Pyridoxine                                   0.041        mg                3%
Riboflavin                                    0.026       mg                2%
Thiamin                                       0.017        mg                1%
Vitamin A                                        54           IU                2%
Vitamin C                                        4.6         mg                8%
Vitamin E                                       0.18        mg                1%
Vitamin K                                         2.2       mcg               2%

Electrolytes

Sodium                                               1             mg               0%
Potassium                                      107            mg                2%

Minerals

Calcium                                             6              mg               0.6%
Iron                                                 0.12            mg                1%
Magnesium                                      5               mg                1%
Phosphorus                                    11               mg                2%
Zinc                                                0.04            mg                0%

Phyto-nutrients

Carotene-ß                                      27              mcg
Crypto-xanthin-ß                          11               mcg
Lutein-zeaxanthin                        29              mcg


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