Apples

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    Apples provide a moderate serving of fruit sugar, have a fiber content and contain unique acids which can boost your metabolism. Apples are a significant part of the human diet worldwide and are one of the main source of fruit phenolics and flavonoids ["Apple phytochemicals and their health benefits." Jeanelle Boyer, Rui Hai Liu (July 19, 2005)" rel="popover" data-placement="top" role="button" data-trigger="focus" data-html="true">1].

    Some of the most popular apple varieties include:

    • Granny smith
    • Pink lady
    • Golden delicious
    • Royal gala
    • Fuji
    • Jonagold
    • Honeycrisp

    Documented Benefits:
    Phytochemical extracts from the apple fruit have been shown to have potent antioxidant activity ["Antioxidant activity of fresh apples." M V Eberhardt, C Y Lee, R H Liu (July 31, 2000)" rel="popover" data-placement="top" role="button" data-trigger="focus" data-html="true">2] and the ability to inhibit cancer cell growth ["Antioxidant and antiproliferative activities of common fruits." Jie Sun, Yi-Fang Chu, Xianzhong Wu, Rui Hai Liu (November 27, 2002)" rel="popover" data-placement="top" role="button" data-trigger="focus" data-html="true">3, "Effect of selected phytochemicals and apple extracts on NF-kappaB activation in human breast cancer MCF-7 cells." Hyungeun Yoon, Rui Hai Liu (April 11, 2007)" rel="popover" data-placement="top" role="button" data-trigger="focus" data-html="true">4].

    Regular consumption of apples has been linked to:

    Additional Notes:

    • Apples peels contain the highest concentration of compounds believed to be responsible for many of the benefits outlined above ["Antioxidant activity of apple peels." Kelly Wolfe, Xianzhong Wu, Rui Hai Liu (January 22, 2003)" rel="popover" data-placement="top" role="button" data-trigger="focus" data-html="true">10]
    • Raw apple diet has been used throughout Germany in the treatment of diarrheal conditions in children [11]

    Ideas for Integration:
    Integrating apples into your diet is fairly straightforward. However, if your not used to eating this fruit, good times to eat can be in the morning, prior to lunch and prior to dinner. Having cues is a good way to build a new habit.

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