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Health Briefs

Apple and its benefits

The popular expression « An apple a day keeps the doctor away » might not be completely wrong!
A study presented at the «Experimental Biology Conference» in Washington shows that eating 75 g of apple every day can lower your bad cholesterol and upper your good one. Thus, it reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. This study also demonstrates a low blood pressure and loss of weight on the subjects.
What’s an apple made of?
An apple is made of 80% water, 13% carbohydrates, 2.5% fibers and a small rate of protein and fat. It also has an high quantity of vitamin C, calcium, vitamin B1, B2, PP, B5, B6, B9, E and provitamin A. A 150g apple will bring you between 60 and 80 kilocalories and between 18 and 20g of carbohydrates.
An apple for the training?
You should consume apples before, during and after your training. Before and during your workout session, it will give you energy. After your training, it will help you rehydrate yourself and eliminate toxins.
Good for losing weight!
A team from the Cambridge University showed that eating an apple 15 minutes before lunch or diner lowers your main meal consumption from 15 %. A nice tip to know when you care about your weight!