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[Training Supplements]Nutrition, Calories and Health Benefits of Apples By Ari G

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Apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. The commercially popular variety is crisp, soft and has a very colorful skin. Apples are consumed as a raw fruit or as apple juice mostly but are also used as an ingredient in desserts and candy. Apple pies are one of the favorite, yummy desserts most of us love to eat.

"An apple a day, keeps the doctor away". A proverb reflecting the health benefits of this great fruit. Apples are known for their ability to reduce the risk of several cancer types including colon cancer, lung and prostate cancer. The high amount of dietary fiber present in apples are responsible mostly in reducing the risk of colon cancer which can even cause death if not treated properly at early stages.

Apples do not contain ANY cholesterol. The fiber, help in controlling cholesterol by preventing or reducing re-absorption. Research has shown that apples are good for heart patients and also can be helpful for people who are trying to lose weight.

Apples contain Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, and C. Also contains vital minerals such as Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Phosphorus and Potassium.

Calories in apple: Compared to some fruits, apples contain a relatively high amount of calories. 100g of apple will contain about 218 Kilo Jules of energy. Regardless of the calories, all the other health benefits and essential nutrients apples can provide us, apples are one of the best, easily obtainable and recommended fruit to be part of your everyday diet.

For a more detailed report on "Calories In An Apple" and "Calories In Fruit" you can visit the Everything Calories Blog.

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Antonio' comments on Training Supplements:  I enjoyed this article By   Ari G   , great information on Apples.

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