“An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”
The apple, available all year round, is low in calories and packed with nutrients.
One small-sized apple (165g) would provide you with 86 kcal, 22.8g carbohydrates, 0.43g protein, 0.28g fat and a vitamin C content that would constitute approximately 12% of your recommended daily requirements.
The apple’s high fibre content (3.96g per piece) is particularly helpful in improving digestion and preventing constipation.
Another mighty phytochemical found in apples is quercetin. Helpful in supporting heart health, controlling blood pressure and cholesterol, quercetin’s antioxidant properties and protectiveness against inflammatory response protects body cells from oxidative stress.