What are the benefits of eating an apple every day? Fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals. Plus, a quick delicious recipe that you’ll love.
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.
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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.
- Red Delicious
- Golden Delicious
- Granny Smith
- Pink Lady
Mark’s Anytime Granny Smith Apple and Almond Butter Snack
Here’s the simple breakfast I eat almost every day. And it’s low glycemic.
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!Print
This three-ingredient sliced apple recipe is a quick, easy and nutritious snack morning, noon or night.
- 1 large Granny Smith apple
- 2 T. Creamy almond butter
- 1/4 cup Bob’s Red Mill Organic Regular Rolled Oats
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.
You can use any nut butter you like. Peanut butter or cashew butter are great choices, too!
- Prep Time: 10
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: slice and assemble
- Cuisine: American/vegan
Keywords: apple almond butter recipe, raw apple recipe, vegan apple recipe
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