The 8 strengths of the apple
It is the symbol fruit of the diet. And for good reason ! Nutritionists praise his virtues as health as slimming. Discover all the reasons to eat.
The apple is really a "magic" fruit that combines all the strengths slimming, as detailed Elisa Cloteau, dietician in Pornichet .
1. It preserves our muscles : thanks to its ursolic acid (contained in the skin), a compound that stimulates the hormones of the muscle to maintain our muscle mass. But the apple does not replace the sport!
2. It is detox : its high content of insoluble fiber allows to "clean the digestive system". But, be careful, in the juice, no fiber!
3. It has an anti-cholesterol effect : its high soluble fiber content reduces the absorption of cholesterol and lipids in the intestines. Chew with the skin to fully benefit.
4. It is mini-calories : it is one of the lightest fruits. Indeed, it brings only 50 Kcal per 100 g, or 90 Kcal for an apple. The perfect snack!
5. It is thirst-quenching : because it contains 85% water, it contributes to our fluid intake, but do not forget to drink anyway.
6. It is appetite suppressant : attacking the meal with an apple reduces the appetite. It is easy to eat less at the table because it promotes satiety. Good to know: apple pectins are fibers that form a kind of appetite suppressant gel in the stomach. Also, the apple requires a chewing effort that participates in satiety.
7. It contains antioxidants present in its skin: it is rich. These molecules help us fight against the oxidative stress that attacks our body. If you crunch with the skin, then you have to choose organic.
8. It has a low GI : that is to say, it does not cause a peak blood sugar (blood sugar). Another anti-craving guarantee ! So, it helps to hold until lunch or dinner.