An apple a day keeps the doctor away

Updated: Apr 11, 2020

Fruit intake has shown promising results in weight management and prevention of chronic disease. Research in the adult population indicate that the consumption of fruit is inversely related to the risk of obesity and other chronic diseases as fruit has relatively low energy densities and is high in fiber and leads to a lower overall energy intake and weight loss.

It has been shown that apple intake enhances the composition of the body. An intervention study designed to examine the impact of adding fruit to the diet on energy consumption and body weight among overweight women between the ages of 30 and 50 showed a significant reduction in energy density and weight in women who consumed apples. A study of postmenopausal women who ate 75 g of dried apples daily for 1 year found similar results. Total cholesterol in the apple community decreased significantly, indicating an average body weight loss of 1.5 kg.

Apple-based recipe for losing weight

1- peel, cut and cook a large quantity of apples in a saucepan or steam

2 - spread over the chopped zest of a whole lemon and sprinkle with cinnamon

4 - then eat them hot or cold as you wish.

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