Tuesday, March 12, 2013

an apple a day!



Just finished eating my apple for the day.  Eating an apple a day is part of the 21 Day Challenge (read about the challenge here)  I like Gala apples....nice and sweet and crisp. 
Are you following along on the 21 Day Challenge?  What kind of apples are you eating?

Here are 6 reasons why we SHOULD be eating an apple a day according to an article by Care2.com on the Mother Nature Network.
  1. Apples are loaded with soluble fiber.  It helps to stabalize insulin levels by releasing sugar slowly into the bloodstream. 
  2. Apple pectin helps in reducing cholesterol by lowering insulin secretion.
  3. Researchers have found by eating five apples a week, one can lower the risk for respiratory diseases like asthma.
  4. Apples are packed with vitamins C and A.
  5. According to a Brazilian study, eating an apple before a meal helped women lose 33 percent more weight than those who didn't.
  6. An apple has only 50-80 calories and has no fat or sodium.
I'd love to hear from you.  Let me know how you are doing on the challenge!
We Can Do This!


2 comments:

  1. Bob and I are going to do this after we get back from Vegas!!

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    1. Excellent! Have a great time in Vegas..How awesome!

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