Dr Oz: Can An Apple A Day Really Keep Doctors Away?

Dr. Oz : An Apple a DayDr. Oz asked that question on an episode of the Dr. Oz Show during a game segment promoting the many attributes of the apple. It’s not the first time he has touted the benefits of The Apple. Here are a few health benefits from various Dr. Oz’s shows as to why you should add apples to your diet. 

1. The Apple is a Power House for Weight Loss and is An Easy and Convenient to Eat Fruit That’s Jammed Packed Full of Nutrients. The apple is one of the top sources of antioxidants on the USDA List of Antioxidants. One raw apple with the skin will give you about 20% of your daily fiber,  15% of Vitamin C, and 6% of potassium.

2. The Apple Helps Lower LDL (lousy cholesterol). Dr Oz says that the carbohydrate pectin prevents cholesterol from being absorbed in the small intestines, keeping  cholesterol in the small intestine and according to a brand-new study that just came out  it actually lowers the bad cholesterol and elevates the good cholesterol.

3. The Apple Can Reduce The Risk Of Asthma. Apples contain flavonoids,  one of the many elements  in apples.  It dilates the little tubes in our lungs so we can deal more effectively with the asthma.

4. The Apple Can Be A Winter Allergy Natural Remedy. Dr Oz suggested eating apples and also citrus fruits, and onions can help fight off Winter Allergies. These foods contain Quercetin which suppress your immune cells from reacting to histamines.

5. The Apple Helps Whiten Teeth. Crunching on an apple helps remove excess food and bacteria from your mouth. Apples also help remove stains because they contain malic acid, a chemical used in teeth whitening products.

Caution! Dr. Oz says apples can be sprayed with several chemicals to kill a variety of fungi and insects, which can remain in the residue on apples.  Also food wax is applied to apples to make them shiny and help preserve them during shipping. If you cannot smell the scent of fresh apple of the apples you purchase or if it is very shiny, it is a sign of an over contaminated piece of fruit.

Consider buying organic apples as apples are on Dr. Oz’s List of Dirtiest Fruits and Vegetables. Another option is to wash fruits and vegetables thoroughly. Consider making a Dr. Oz solution for a Natural Fruit and Vegetable Wash.

To make sure that you are eating enough apples and other fruits and veggies to get all the disease fighting nutrients recommended by the USDA, you may want to use a free online nutrient calculator such as The RightTrak.com. The RightTrak.com will calculate your Recommended Daily Allowances(RDA) for over 30 nutrients while it is calculating your BMI. You can select a variety of foods and The RightTrak will add up the nutrient values of your selected foods such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, folate, beta carotene…and more. The RightTrak will turn Green if those allowances are met or Red if those allowances are not met.

Spend some time on The RightTrak.com and do several food searches. You will quickly learn and understand what favorite foods are giving you the most “Nutrient Bang for Your Buck!

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