Few fruits are more readily available and widely appealing than the apple. Whether you prefer your apples red, green, tart or sweet, your favorite variety is likely to be available in your local supermarket any day of the year. It’s important, however, that the health benefits of apples are not overlooked. Here are a few facts you might not know.
- The pectin in apples lowers LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. People who eat two apples per day may lower their cholesterol by as much as 16 percent.
- Apples may protect brain cells from the kind of free radical damage that may lead to Alzheimer’s disease.
- A flavanoid called phloridzin that is found in apples may protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis and may also increase bone density.
- Research shows that various compounds in apples may help to prevent lung, breast, colon and liver cancer.
- Apples contain only about 95 calories and make a filling, nutrient-dense snack.
- Eating an apple before you work out may boost your exercise endurance.
Today we’re adding two songs about apples to the FACS Soundtrack.
FACS rocks when we set our curriculum to music! Have fun with it!