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Apples Are a Healthy Food That Can Go Anywhere

By Tom Herrin

It is always good to have healthy foods around.  They may encourage kids to eat better and keep adults on the right track.  Having them should not be a big ordeal.  When foods are readily available, there is a better chance that people, kids and adults, are more likely to make good decisions about them.  Apples are one of those foods that can go easily with any meal and without any elaborate preparation or plans for storage and shipping.  They can have health benefits for all ages.

They Have Plenty of Fiber

Apples are great for maintaining a healthy digestive system.  They are high in fiber with a large water content.  This can help move food through the digestive system smoothly.  Many people suffer from a lack of adequate water in the daily routines.  This can cause constipation as well as interfering with circulation.  When people are dehydrated, they may have problems with circulation that can deprive the body of certain critical needs.  The fiber can also remove some cholesterol from the blood vessels.  This makes apples a really great food for the heart, too.  Another property of apples is that they may help to reduce inflammation.  This can help maintain blood pressure.

They May Help in Weight Management

Due to the fiber and water content, apples can also make people feel fuller.  In addition to this, they are believed to increase the metabolism.  It seems that when people eat apples, other foods they eat at the same time may either be metabolized faster or not be absorbed by the body at all.  For many people, apples can be a vital part of a good plan when they are struggling to maintain their weight.  

There Are All Kinds and Flavors

Apples come in one of the widest varieties of any fruits.  There are more than 7,500 varieties.  They range in colors from red to green to yellow.  Some are really sweet while others are considerably tart.  Some are great for eating as a snack, dessert, or part of a meal  while others may be much more useful for cooking.  Apples pies are pretty popular.  Apples slices are a great thing for kids.  Many fast food restaurants now offer them as a substitute for fries.  That sends a good message and can help kids to start making good diet choices from an early age.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Corpus Christi, Tex.


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