Apples, a low-cal package of fiber, vitamins and antioxidants
Fiber and nutrient powerhouses
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Whichever variety you enjoy Gala, Fuji, Red Delicious, Jazz, Ambrosia, SweeTango, Honeycrisp, the crisp fall apple is fantastic for health, weight loss and blood sugar control.
One large, raw apple with the skin contains:
- About 5 grams of soluble fiber (about half the Daily Value) and about 10 percent of the Daily Value of vitamin C in only about 90 calories.
- No fat, cholesterol or sodium, making an apple a guilt-free snack.
- Substantial doses of flavonoids and polyphenols, largely found in the skin. These are thought to be two of the most important antioxidants for supporting heart health and healthy brain function.
- B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamine and pyridoxine (vitamin B6), which perform many functions, including maintaining the body’s metabolism.