We’ve all heard that old adage, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor.’ Could this possibly have some stamina? I would say yes it does. Vegetables are definitely my go-to, but I do enjoy fruit (they’re my sweet treat) and apples make a great choice for weight loss. They’re not terribly high glycemic and there are a large variety of apples to pick and choose from. What’s great about them? Well we’ll start with phytonutrients. These help to regulate blood sugar. The flavonoids in them (especially quercetin) inhibit enzymes that are responsible for the breakdown of complex carbs into simple sugars. Also phytonutrients polyphenols have been shown to lessen the absorption of glucose from the digestive system; to stimulate beta cells from the pancreas to secrete insulin; and increase the uptake of glucose from blood through stimulation of insulin receptors.The polyphenols also act as antioxidants which are particularly efficient at decreasing the oxidation of cell membrane fats (which is important because this increases risk of atherosclerosis). Although technically the fiber content is marked as ‘good,’ its been found that the fiber found in apples may combine with other nutrients in apples to provide benefits usually associated with a food much higher in dietary fiber. Eat apples whole! Studies have shown that eating them whole provides more satisfaction and leads people eating fewer calories later. Plus applesauce and juices are loaded with sugars- whole and natural is the way to go. Apples: a great fruit for weight loss. For more information on our weight-loss programs just check out our website bodychange.net.
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