Nutrition

Apples This Good Are Good For You Too

We know that you eat Pepin Heights apples first and foremost because they taste great. But if you care that much about your food, we are guessing that you also care that much about your nutrition and health. Good news, modern research has proved that apples are good for you, too.

That’s in part because apples are nutritional powerhouses – here are just a few of the highlights:

  • Excellent source of fiber, so that you feel full for longer, and to protect your heart and digestive health.
  • Phytonutrients that deliver as much antioxidant capacity as a megadose of Vitamin C, per Cornell University research.
  • Only natural fruit sugars, packaged with fiber to slow their release into the bloodstream.
  • No fat, no saturated fat, no trans fat, no cholesterol and no sodium – so you can say “yes” to apples.
  • All that, and only 130 calories per large apple.

Healthy weight weapon

Did you know? Eating apples can actually help you lose weight or maintain a healthy weight, according to research from Pennsylvania State University (2007) and the State University of Rio de Janeiro (2003). Why? It could be the fiber in apples; fiber makes you feel full, and leaves you feeling fuller for longer. Meanwhile, apples are relatively low in calories, so you fill up on a healthy food.

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