Apples

Daily Prompt The Satisfaction of a List Who doesn’t love a list? So write one! Top five slices of pizza in your town, ten reasons disco will never die, the three secrets to happiness — go silly or go deep, just go list-y.

I don’t do lists… But I love apples and through a happy congruence of the stars, this (lame) daily prompt appeared in my email just below a promotional email from a company that would like to sell me honeycrisp apples wholesale. That email had a list. So, in honor of apples (honeycrisp) and this lame prompt, I give you…

1. Apples contain powerful antioxidants
Apples are plentiful in one of the most powerful antioxidants, quercetin, which helps combat free radical damage, boost your immune system and prevent different kinds of diseases.
2. Apples keep your eyes healthy
Due to their high antioxidant content, apples help keep your eyes healthy, if you eat at least one apple each day.
Apples boast fantastic eye health benefits and may help prevent cataracts.
Numerous studies show that people who consume antioxidant-rich fruits, like apples, are less likely to develop cataracts.
3. Apples are rich in fiber
Apples are an excellent source of fiber that helps regulate digestive system, and overall keeps your intestinal system healthy.
Fiber can also help control your hunger and keep you full for longer, making it a great and healthy snack between meals.
Fiber found in apples can help reduce cholesterol levels.
4. Apples help detoxify your liver
Apples are good for your liver too.
When your liver is healthy, it’s able to keep harmful toxins out of the body.
5. Apples keep your heart healthy
One of the best benefits of eating apples each day is that they help keep your heart healthy.
As mentioned before, the fiber found in apples helps reduce cholesterol levels, which reduces your risk of heart disease.
Apples can aid in preventing the buildup of plaque in your arteries, which lowers your risk of having a heart attack.
6. Apples boost your endurance
Eating an apple before exercising can boost your endurance.
Apples help to make oxygen more accessible to the lungs, making your workout session easier and longer.
7. Apples help lose weight
Apples are low in calories and can help suppress your appetite.
When you feel hungry, instead of reaching for a candy bar or potato chips, munch on an apple and reap all of its health benefits.

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18 thoughts on “Apples

  1. Apples!! Not just for teacher anymore!

    I have a 3 apple a day habit in season. We have a lot of orchards in the neighborhood. Time for an apple pie. It’s always time for apple pie.

  2. I stopped eating apples since I began having problems with my digestive system. I can eat an apple, but now and again and not daily. I have an apple tree in the garden which gives me an average of 150 apples a year. I do eat them, but prefer them in a pie or cooked. Mr. Swiss is a great apple fan. I have a second apple tree which has grown taller than the original tree, but has never had an apple in its ten years since I planted the apple seed. I think I am suppose to do something with the tree to make it go forth and reproduce apples.

  3. Not so much. Apple trees are quite compact, as trees go. Crab apple trees are bigger, but cultivated eating apple trees are small and take up very little room. I think they are bred that way to make them easier to harvest.

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