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Apples lower cholesterol, are high in fiber, and help remove heavy metals and toxins from the body. The presence of fiber with the simple sugar fructose allows the sugar to be absorbed slowly, thus providing energy while keeping blood sugar levels stable.
As with most foods, it is best to buy organic, but this is especially true with apples since according to the Environmental Walking Group, non-organic apples have the 2nd highest amount of pesticide residue of 43 of the most common fruits and vegetables.
Nutritional information varies between different varieties of apple.
|Serving size:||1 medium apple with skin|
|Region:||Pacific North West, China, New Zealand, and many other temperate regions|
|Blood Sugar||Fiber and the simple sugar fructose help slow sugar absorption and stabilize blood sugar.|
|Hair||Promote hair growth.|
|Heart||Lower cholesterol. Contain high amounts of flavonoids, which help prevent coronary disease.|
|Kidneys||Apples and apple juice help prevent kidney stones. Pasteurized commercial apple juice is less healthy than freshly juiced apples.|
|Pancreas||Sour apples stimulate the pancreas.|
|Carbohydrates||19 g||6%||Also high in fiber, which slows sugar absorption.|
|Fiber||3.3 g||13%||A good source of the soluble fiber pectin, which slows sugar absorption.|