We have all heard the rhyme, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” I’ve read that red apples seem to be better than others and being that its “National Eat a Red Apple Day” I would like share some good information about apples. Research shows an apple in the morning is one of the best ways to start the day. For years I have said, “Health is about making more good choices than bad choices”. I believe that starting your day with fresh fruit is a lot better than starting you day with a donut. We all know an apple is better, right, but what we don’t know is just how unhealthy and dangerous the donut is to our health.
An apple is fresh and alive with natural occurring fiber and sugars. It then digests slowly and releases a consistent flow of glucose which gives energy to every cell. The apple also has natural antioxidants, minerals and vitamins. University studies have found that these chemicals can reduce the risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Apples also helps immune system to help fight off bacterial and viral infections but can also protect the brain from neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease.
The donut is not alive and has the natural fiber milled out. Tasty yes, but break a donut down and you'll find nothing more than refined sugar and flour, artificial flavors, artificial color and partially hydrogenated oil that's loaded with trans fats. These chemicals and flavors in excess increase the risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes.
This imbalance from fresh and natural to processed causes a dangerous and toxic environment in your body. This overtime can cause deficiencies that lead to chronic diseases and illness.
Did you know there are over 7,000 types of apple and can be grown in almost every climate? Celebrate the day by eating your apple raw, cooked, baked, or juiced. It keeps the “Doctor Away…”
Other Top Winter Foods to Keep the Doctor Away.
2: Citrus Fruit
3: Sprouted Wheat Bread
4: Sweet Potatoes
6: Broccoli and Kale
5: Hot Spices such as Cumin, Pepper, Ginger, Turmeric
7: Wild Caught Fish or Supplements with Omega-3 Fish Oil
8: Carrots and other root vegetables
9: Cooked beans
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