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An apple a day… What’s good about it anyway?

Historically, research shows us that our adorable apple came from Asia Minor where the apple tree grew in the wild. It has been already 3000 years that the Chinese knew the apple and enjoyed it with great pleasure. Subsequently, our beloved apple found a way to land here, in the Middle East, after passing in the lands of the Greeks and the Romans, among others. Nowadays, specialists declare having listed some hundred varieties of apples.

From the calories side, a medium-sized apple (around 150 grams) would bring us some 75 kcal. Also, the apple is rich in fiber and antioxidants and it contains a number of vitamins that are essentially found in the skin. That’s why I advise you to eat your apple without peeling it. This wonderful fruit also contains some minerals such as potassium, magnesium, and phosphorus. You should know as well that the apple can decrease the absorption of cholesterol and lipids in the intestine. As a final word (or almost), let’s mention that the apple is known to be a natural appetite suppressant for some of us, as such, it makes you resist the urge to snack all the time. Finally, pectins that are the hallmark of the apple are known to regulate the intestinal transit.

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