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Apples, remember them? When was the last time you ate an
apple? “An apple a day helps keep the doctor
away” is how the old proverb goes.
I’m not sure how that saying originated, but it is more true
than most people know. Unfortunately, most people treat
apples like they’re still the forbidden fruit that helped
exile man from the Garden of Eden. Nonetheless,
eating apples can help you achieve your weight loss goals, as well as a
host of other benefits.
Benefits of Eating
Here are some of the health benefits of eating apples:
Loss – One study found that women who ate 3
apples a day lost more weight while dieting than women who
didn’t (more on this in a moment).
Protection – Apples contain a flavanoid called
phloridzin than can help prevent osteoporosis and may increase bone
density. Boron, another ingredient in apples, also
Help – One study found that asthmatic children
who drank apple juice daily suffered from less wheezing than those who
didn’t. As well, children born to pregnant women
who ate apples have lower rates of asthma.
Cholesterol – Due to the pectin they contain,
people who consume 2 or more apples a day may lower their cholesterol
by as much as 16 percent.
Protection – It has been found that the
quercetin in apples may protect the brain from free radical damage,
which many believe lead to Alzheimer’s.
Cancer Protection – In a study of 10,000 people,
those who ate the most apples had a 50 percent lower risk of developing
lung cancer. Researchers believe this is due to the high
levels of the flavonoids quercetin and naringin found in apples.
Cancer Prevention – A Cornell study found that
rats who ate a single apple a day reduced their risk of breast
cancer by 17 percent Rats that ate 3 apples a day reduced
their risk by 39 percent!
Cancer Protection – Rats that were fed an
extract from apple skins had a 43 percent lower risk of colon
cancer. Other research shows that pectin in apples reduces
the risk of colon cancer and helps to maintain a healthy digestive
Cancer Prevention – Rats fed an apple skin
extract had a 57 percent lower risk of liver cancer.
Management – The pectin in apples supplies
galacturonic acid to the body which lowers the need of insulin and can
help in the management of diabetes.
But How Do I
Use Apples To Lose
That’s a pretty impressive
list of health benefits from eating apples, don’t you
think? But I know what you’re thinking.
How can I use apples to lose weight, and get the above benefits as well?
Here’s what you need to do. Eating an apple a day
is definitely good for you, but eating 3 apples a day is what will
really get the job done. Ideally you will want to eat an
apple about 30 minutes before each major meal. Not only will
this help to satiate you so that you will eat less, but I suspect that
it helps to prepare your body for the food that is going to
follow. Your body can then more easily absorb the nutrients
it needs, and get rid of the rest. Try this apple method and
let me know how it goes. I suspect that within 2 weeks you
will agree with me that this is one of the best tips to lose weight
Tips To Lose Weight
If you are going to try this apple method to lose weight, here are some
guidelines to follow:
- Always eat the skin. The insoluble
fiber that your body needs to clean out your system is in the skin of
the apple. This is vital for weight loss.
- Consume 3 apples a day 30 minutes before every
meal. Eating the apple during the meal or afterwards will not
have the same effect.
- If you really want to rocket your weight loss,
only eat apples in the morning till noon. Then eat an apple
30 minutes before lunch and 30 minutes before dinner.