Are Apples Good For You?
The saying goes, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’, but how good for you are apples, really? We’ve got everything you need to know here.
Apples have been around for thousands of years, and are an important fruit in many regions and cultures. British apples can be grown year-round due to the many different varieties. Most apples in the UK are grown for eating fresh, while some others are bred for cooking with or being made into vinegar.
Is there any nutritional value in apples?
Apples boast a great nutritional profiles, as they are:
- Rich in antioxidants — necessary for protecting cells from pollution, sun damage and free radicals
- High in fibre — great for maintaining a healthy digestive system
- Good source of vitamins A, B7, C and K
Are apples good for you?
Yes, apples are definitely good for you when incorporated into a balanced diet. It contains all the good stuff mentioned above, but it also has been shown in studies to lower cholesterol, help regulate gut bacteria and help protect against heart disease and other chronic illnesses.
For a different way of incorporating apple into your diet, try our delicious turnip, red onion and apple traybake recipe, which is perfect for winter.
by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.