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🍏 Health benefits of apples, average nutritional values, recipes

Eating an apple once a day can have a number of benefits for your health. Apples are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, which makes them beneficial for your diet.

Benefits of apple consumption

Here are some benefits of eating an apple every day:

  1. Rich source of fiber: Apples are great for digestion because they are rich in fiber, which can help prevent constipation and maintain regular digestion.
  2. Low-calorie option: Apple is a relatively low-calorie fruit, so it can be a good choice for people who watch their calorie intake.
  3. Vitamins and minerals: Apples contain vitamins such as vitamin C and B-vitamins, and minerals such as potassium and calcium.
  4. Antioxidants: Apples contain antioxidants like vitamin C and flavonoids, which can help protect the body from free radical damage.
  5. Regulating blood sugar: The fiber and phytonutrients in apples can help keep blood sugar levels stable.

Nutritional values ​​of apples

The nutritional values ​​of apples vary depending on the variety, but on average, a medium-sized apple (about 182 grams) contains about:

  • 95 calories,
  • 25 grams of carbohydrates,
  • 4 grams of fiber,
  • 14% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C i
  • less than 1 gram of fat.

The most popular apple varieties in Croatia

  1. Idared: Sweet and sour apples that are excellent for eating and baking.
  2. Jonagold: Sweet and juicy taste, suitable for everyday consumption.
  3. Granny Smith: Pickled apples that are often used in salads or to make cakes.
  4. Golden Delicious: Sweet and crunchy taste, good for eating raw or for making cakes.
  5. Fuji: Sweet and crunchy taste, popular for consumption raw.

Recipes with apples

Here are some recipes with apples:

1. Apple pies:

  • Ingredients: puff pastry, apples, sugar, cinnamon.
  • Preparation: Cut the apples into thin slices, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon, put them on the dough and bake in the oven until golden brown.

2. Oatmeal with apples:

  • Ingredients: oatmeal, chopped apples, honey, cinnamon.
  • Preparation: Cook oatmeal with apples, add honey and cinnamon to taste.

3. Salad with apples and walnuts:

  • Ingredients: sliced ​​apples, nuts (walnuts or almonds), cottage cheese, honey, lemon juice.
  • Preparation: Mix sliced ​​apples, nuts, fresh cheese and cover with honey and lemon juice.

4. Chicken with apples and cinnamon:

  • Ingredients: chicken, sliced ​​apples, butter, cinnamon, salt, pepper.
  • Preparation: Roast the chicken, add sliced ​​apples, butter, cinnamon, salt and pepper and cook until the meat is juicy.

These recipes allow for the varied use of apples in different meals throughout the day. Enjoy preparing and eating these delicious dishes with apples!

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The Međimurje checker tries to present as accurately as possible the influence of various healthy domestic foods on human health, but cannot guarantee the accuracy and correctness of the information.

For the most accurate information and advice related to your health and the benefits of certain ways of eating, consult with professional and certified individuals and advisors in the fields of medicine, nutrition and related fields.

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