An Apple a Day
I enjoy an apple every morning with my cup of green tea (now featuring a slice of lemon!) Besides the fact that they’re delicious, studies have found that apples can help lower cholesterol, manage diabetes and prevent lots of diseases like cancer, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s, asthma and osteoporosis. The peel is not only a great source of insoluble fiber (this improves intestinal health), but contains an antioxidant called quercetin that has been shown to reduce heart disease and inhibit the growth of tumors. The flesh of the apple contains a soluble fiber called pectin which makes you feel full longer by slowing digestion and regulating blood sugar levels. This sweet and satisfying fruit can stand in for your dessert craving at a mere 80 calories! So enjoy, and keep that doctor away!