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As the saying goes ” Apple a day keep the doctor away”
Red Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber.
Red apple is one of the most popular varieties of the apple fruit. The Red Delicious is a clone of the apple cultigen which currently comprises over 50 cultivars. It was first recognized in Madison County, Iowa in 1880.
The heart shaped Red Delicious has a bright red skin with a shiny texture. Its is extremely crunchy and juicy with a mild sweet flavor and can be eaten raw or used in a variety of dishes. It is best used fresh in preparations since it does not hold up its texture perfectly once cooked. It is usually added to salads or sed as edible garnish on sandwiches burgers as well as quesadillas.
They say an apple a day keeps the doctor away. This is especially true for red apples. Red apples are highly nutritious. One medium-sized red apple, approximately 182 grams or 6.4 ounces, has so many nutrients and health benefits. It only includes 95 calories with 25 grams of carbs and 4 grams of fiber. According to the RDI daily requirement, one red apple fills up 14% of vitamin C, 6% of potassium and 5 of vitamin K. On top of that, it also provides 2-4% serving of manganese, copper, and vitamins like A, E, B1, B2, and B6. Apples are also a rich source of polyphenols. The most fiber and polyphenol in an apple is found in its skin. Hence it is advisable to eat apple with their skins intact.
Great for Heart
Apples are also great for the heart, as their shape suggests. One reason for this is because it contains soluble fiber. Soluble fiber lowers the blood cholesterol level. It also contains polyphenols which have antioxidant properties. One of these polyphenols is flavonoid epicatechin which helps lower blood pressure. These also help prevent heart diseases by reducing the “bad”, or LDL oxidation by acting as antioxidants. It has also been found that apples reduce the risk of strokes. For every 25 grams, the risk of stroke decreases by 9%.
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