The Benefits of Eating an Apple Every Day

benefits of eating an apple every day

You’ve no doubt heard that apples are good for you, but what are the benefits of eating an apple every day? It’s a good question to ask if you’re a fan of apples. Personally, I love the Granny Smith variety. One of my favorite recipes combines Granny Smiths, nut butter, and raw oats. All the fiber and protein in this recipe is a great way to start the day, but you can snack on this recipe any time of day — mid-day, after school, or after dinner for dessert.

There Are Lots of Reasons for Eating Apples

There are lots of ways eating apples supports your overall health and even helps prevent those extra pounds. One of the big ones: Apples contain pectin. Pectin is a prebiotic fiber that feeds the good bacteria in your gut. This fiber is not absorbed by the small intestine and passes into the colon, where it promotes the growth of good bacteria, improving your digestion system, and also helps with constipation.

What are some of the other health benefits of apples? Apples provide antioxidants that help fight free radicals. Free radicals cause damage to the body and can even lead to cancer.

Here’s a highlight of vitamins and minerals in one large Granny Smith apple.

Vitamins in a Granny Smith apple:

  • Folate, 6.2 mcg
  • Vitamin A, 10.3 mcg
  • Riboflavin, 0.1 mg
  • Niacin, 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin B6: 0.1 mg
  • Vitamin E, 0.4 mg
  • Vitamin K, 6.6 mcg

Minerals in a Granny Smith apple:

  • Calcium, 10.3 mg
  • Choline, 7 mg
  • Potassium, 247.2 mg
  • Iron, 0.3 mg
  • Magnesium: 10.3 mg
  • Selenium, 0.2 mcg
  • Copper, 0.1 mg
  • Phosphorus, 24.7 mg
  • Manganese, 0.1 mg
  • Zinc, 0.1 mg

Here are 10 of the most delicious and popular varieties of apples in the U.S.

  1. Red Delicious
  2. McIntosh
  3. Golden Delicious
  4. Gala
  5. Granny Smith
  6. Fuji
  7. Braeburn
  8. Pink Lady
  9. Honeycrisp
  10. Empire

Mark’s Anytime Granny Smith Apple and Almond Butter Snack

Here’s the simple breakfast I eat almost every day.

benefits of eating an apple every day recipe

The benefits of eating an apple every day just got easier. This recipe is quick, filling, and delicious. It will fuel you through the morning into lunchtime. Grab an apple and let’s get started making this now!

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benefits of eating an apple every day recipe

Mark’s Granny Smith Apple and Almond Butter Treat


  • Author: Mark Feldman
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 1 1x

Description

This three-ingredient sliced apple recipe is a quick, easy and nutritious snack morning, noon or night.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 large Granny Smith apple
  • 2 T. Creamy almond butter
  • 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Regular Rolled Oats

Instructions

Slice the Granny Smith apple into 1/8″ slices. Arrange the apple slices on a plate. With a butter knife, spread the creamy almond butter onto the apple slices. Sprinkle the raw rolled oats evenly on top of the almond butter and serve. 

Notes

You can use any nut butter you like. Peanut butter or cashew butter are great choices, too!

  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: slice and assemble
  • Cuisine: American/vegan

Keywords: apple almond butter recipe, raw apple recipe, vegan apple recipe

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Mark Feldman

Mark Feldman

Mark Feldman is an award-winning art director and designer. Mark develops custom publishing programs, including magazines, websites and digital publications, for non-profits, B2B and consumer audiences.

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