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Here's a redesigned and updated version of one of our top handouts: Apple a Day Savings...
An Apple a Day Saves Your Health in a Big Way!
We’ve all heard about the effects of an apple a day on the proximity of doctors, but did you ever stop to think about the actual ramifications of eating an apple a day? This single small decision, over the course of a year, can help you reduce calorie consumption, ward off excess weight, and reduce your health risks.
Apples are naturally fat-free and are very low in sodium. They contain more potassium than sodium, which makes them an excellent choice for your blood pressure. Apples are also excellent sources of fiber, antioxidants, and vital nutrients like vitamin C. In addition, apples are low on the calorie density scale, yet high on the satiety scale, which means that you’ll feel full when you eat one.
Watch Your Calorie Savings Add Up:
Replacing less nutritious snacks with an apple is a great way to reduce the number of calories you eat while still staying full. For example...
- Apple: 71 calories
- Chips: 150 calories
- Annual calorie savings by replacing a bag of chips with an apple each day: 28,835 calories.
Let’s try another one…
- Apple: 71 calories
- Muffin: 300 calories
- Annual calorie savings by replacing a muffin with an apple: 83,585 calories!
The list goes on! Eating an apple instead of a bagel saves 131,035 calories per year while subbing an apple for a Danish could save 152,935 calories in a year as well.
Heeeeeeeere's the updated handout! PDF Handout: Apple A Day Savings
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Stephanie Ronco has been editing for Food and Health Communications since 2011. She graduated from Colorado College magna cum laude with distinction in Comparative Literature. She was elected a member of Phi Beta Kappa in 2008.