Healthy Eating

Are apples good or bad for you?

Are apples good or bad for you?Are apples good or bad for you?

Are apples good or bad for you?  How would you feel about eating apples every day if you were to discover that studies have shown that apples and their many bits and constituents protect and inhibit initiation and the spread of cancers such as liver cancer, breast cancer, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer and potentially many more types of cancer?  Pretty good I expect.

The pectin in apples has amazing benefits as well.  Along with helping you to feel fuller longer, which is a great benefit when trying to lose weight, pectin has been shown to reduce carcinogenic radioisotopes that have accumulated in the organs of children as a result of the Chernobyl incident…as much as 30 – 40% which is amazing.  And this improvement happened in a short period of a little more than 2 weeks time!

Eating apples has been shown to aid in the prevention of plaque formation in the arteries and is a benefit in maintaining a healthy young brain; apples help prevent oxidative damage.

On the down side of eating apples is the fact that they are one of the fruits most heavily sprayed with pesticides.  This makes it so important to consume only organic apples which are much easier to find at farm stands and in regular grocery stores these days.

Did you know you can do an apple cleanse?  Get yourself a bag of crunchy organic apples and for a day (or two…duration is up to you), whenever you’re hungry, grab fresh apple and eat it.  You’ll be amazed at how quickly your hunger leaves you and for how long that pectin in the apple keeps you satisfied.

If you’re not a fan of fasting, this is a wonderful way to ease into the habit of regular fasting without being afraid of getting so hungry you’ll reach for anything insight!

And finally, don’t forget about apple cider vinegar!  It’s an amazing, healthy ingredient to add to foods, drinks, etc.  I strongly suggest you check out this book by Braggs on the many ways to use apple cider vinegar.  Braggs produces one of the best apple cider vinegars you can find!  In fact, check out my own favorite recipe for using apple cider vinegar!

So, if you were wondering…are apples good or bad for you…now you know!  Go get an apple!

Helping You Achieve Major Wellness!


Cheryl A Major, CNWC

Cheryl A Major, CNWC



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