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5 Sentences About the Health Benefits of Apples

Updated on January 03, 2016
Learn five sentences about health benefits of apples on this page
Learn five sentences about health benefits of apples on this page | Source

Health Benefits of Apples

If you're asked to name a well-known and very healthy kind of fruit, what would it be? Even though they are often overlooked by many, apples are still extremely good for our health and should be a part of our daily diet.

This page explains in a very simple way why we should eat this great fruit every day and use its benefits to boost our immune system.



Five Sentences About Apples

A guardian angel of our immune system
A guardian angel of our immune system | Source

1. An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Many people believe that the apple fruit comes straight from Heaven. As such, it has been a symbol of eternal youth since who knows when. An old Celtic legend says that anyone who eats an apple from the magic garden will neither ever be hungry, thirsty, ill, nor will he ever get old. Also some time around then, an old English saying became famous: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Even nowadays, it's still a very well known phrase and is often the first sentence about apple fruit most people know:


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2. Apples are Rich in Vitamins and Minerals

So, what's so special about apples? What are its health benefits exactly?

Although some other types of fruits contain more vitamin C, the magical efficiency of apples lies in their optimal combination of vitamin C and other substances. It contains a ton of health-boosting agents, such as vitamins C, A, B1, B2, B6, and calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and iron. On top of that, they contain the highest level of pectin among fruits — an extremely valuable compound that is being more researched these days for its huge medical benefits.

This powerful army of common apple ingredients is extremely efficient in protecting and stimulating our immune system. This "cocktail" is the best body defense from to protect you from viruses, bacterias, and free radicals.

3. Apples are Great for Our Teeth

Apples are full of calcium and phosphorus — two true wizards when it comes to dental care. They are the two most important minerals our teeth are made of. They're also responsible for the strength of dental enamel. Once this starts wearing down, it causes caries, which is the first sign of teeth deterioration.

So, eat apples every day and maintain a solid structure of your teeth.

Overweight? Grab an apple!
Overweight? Grab an apple! | Source

4. Apples are Rich in Dietary Fibers

Due to its high level of potassium and fibers, this fruit helps in two ways during the weight loss process:

  1. It stimulates the elimination of excess liquid out of the body.
  2. Eating them produces a feeling of satiety, thus reducing your appetite (because of the fibers swelling in the stomach).

Apples are an inevitable part of every weight loss (control) diet.

5. Apples are Great Energy Boosters

Even if it's sweet, apple is actually composed of up to 90% water. So, it's perfect for dealing with thirst, especially after a workout.

Additionally, it contains fructose and glucose, which are two important carbohydrates that supply our body with energy that simultaneously prevent fatigue and helps keep you more focused. So, not only is it great compensation for the people undergoing physical efforts, but for students or anyone who is under a mental stress.

Eat apples to stay fit and to study more easily!

Bottom Line:

People today tend to eat food made of questionable or really bad ingredients. Consequently, their digestive system suffers because it needs much more digestive juices to process such food. (Bloating, gas, and stomach pain are main symptoms of such imbalance.) Thanks to its alkali impact and high level of fibers, apples are perfect for a fast and safe detoxification and for regaining balance of digestive system.

Don't deprive your little ones of health benefits of apples
Don't deprive your little ones of health benefits of apples | Source

Apples for Our Children

In today's world of fast food corners, instant home cooking, and artificial flavors teaching your child what to eat can sometimes be a real challenge. That's why it's important to always have around valuable assistants most kids like — apple is one of them. They come in varying levels of sweetness, depending on your child's taste. They also don't cost much and are easy to include in a daily lunch box. Once you teach your child to eat an apple or two a day, you'll open their mind to a habit of eating fruits in general. Instead of candies, of course. :)


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      tssfacts 6 years ago

      Great article. Has lots of good information that everyone should read. Thank you for featuring my apple cider lens :-)

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      Tamara Kajari 6 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      @tssfacts: You're very welcome:-) I'm learning from good teachers:-)

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      the777group lm 6 years ago

      Guiltily, I enjoyed your apple lens. I really should eat more of them!

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      gods_grace_notes 6 years ago

      What a fun lens you have created... your style and personality shine through!

      I love your pictures too, they remind me of harvest time at home... thanks for sharing your knowledge and passion for apples! Connie

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      Tamara Kajari 6 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      Thank you all for reading and commenting. I'm so glad my "from the heart" approach is appreciated:-)

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      RinchenChodron 6 years ago

      Great job! I eat Granny Smiths daily and love them. Sometimes I juice em along with oranges, cucumbers, beets and whatever other fruits I have on hand.

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      lisychristom 6 years ago

      Apples are refreshing! - nice lens about apples.

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      Sue Mah 6 years ago from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

      Great lens about apples. Your beautiful photos make me want to go grab one and eat it now.

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      Tamara Kajari 6 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      @SueM11: So? Grab one and be happy:-) Thanks so much for visiting and commenting!

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      Dee Gallemore 6 years ago

      Great job with this lens and thanks so much for featuring "Apple Sayings."

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      Deb Kingsbury 6 years ago from Flagstaff, Arizona

      Funny coincidence. I just returned from my run and grabbed an apple. I'm sitting here eating it and came across your lens. I'm an apple-lover, myself, especially McIntoshes.

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      Tamara Kajari 6 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      So Squidoo is also "a small world" I guess :) Thanks a lot for stopping by.

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      Senora M 6 years ago

      I love apples. So yummy! Cool lens!

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      Tarra99 6 years ago

      I'm a royal gala girl myself ;o) ...DH loves the Granny Smiths...recently we tried Honey Crisps...boy are they sweet and tasty!...thanks for sharing...and thank you for visiting my steampunk fashion footweat lens...I appreciate your comments.

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      PhiladelphiaWri 6 years ago

      Gala Apples are my favorite. Great lens

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      bvanloo 6 years ago

      Delicious ingredient for a green smoothie!

      Wow, what a beautiful lens, fantastic pictures, love it!

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      taliasmith23 6 years ago

      this is making me hungry :)

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      Vikki 6 years ago from US

      An apple a day.... ;) Great information here!

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      NanaPoppins LM 6 years ago

      Ivan and Anthony are allergic to citrus fruit.. so we always have apples on hand for them! Good to know we are doing it right! Great lens!

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      BeaGabrielle1 6 years ago

      No doubts about it - apples are good for us!

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      Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      I love apples and anything made with apples. My recipe for Fresh Apple Cake is very popular!

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      ElizabethJeanAl 6 years ago

      I've always eaten apples but this fall I made the decision to eat at least one a day. They are addictive.

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      poutine 6 years ago

      Unfortunately when I eat a raw apple I get heartburn.

      I have to eat them cooked.

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      jackieb99 6 years ago

      I love apples. I eat one on my oatmeal every morning.

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      Kelsey-Budden-16 6 years ago

      Apples are delicious! I especially love them with Caramel sauce! I have a sweet tooth! Hehe!

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      DressGoon 6 years ago

      Nice lens. Apples are one of my favorite fruits

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      Glenn619 6 years ago

      I love apples and really was amazed with the benefits they offer i did not know all that.

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      Liz Mackay 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great lens. Apples are great food.

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      sheriangell 6 years ago

      We eat a lot of apples in our home as well as take Apple Cider Vinegar!

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      ManojBala 6 years ago

      Well written lens. I have a similar lens Fruits and their benefits(http://www.squidoo.com/fruits-and-their-benefits)

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      Vikki 6 years ago from US

      *blessed by a squid angel*;)

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      MatCauthon 6 years ago

      I love apple pies...

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      sukkran trichy 6 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      this much of information behind the apple? well written, informative lens. thanks for the info.

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      Jeanette 6 years ago from Australia

      What a great lens - informative and interesting. Well done.

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      Krafick 6 years ago

      Very nice lens, Tamara.

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      Malu Couttolenc 6 years ago

      Great lens Tamara, I'm an apple addict. Thank you so much for helping me

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      Jen 6 years ago from Canada

      I'm a big fan of apples. This is a great lens on the health benefits of apples.

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      WindyWintersHubs 6 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

      Apples are delicious! Thanks for promoting healthy foods. Lensrolling to red fruit lens.

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      deyanis 6 years ago from Oz

      Apple is one of my favorite fruit, thank you for explaining all the health benefits of apples.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love fruit .. I really love apples .. and I do love this lens .. dear, TamaraKajari :) 5 stars for you. Have a wonderful times ;)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I love fruit too and we always have apples, I share a few small pieces with my dog, also good for them too :) This is a wonderful lens!

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      Terry Boroff (flipflopnana) 6 years ago from FL

      Apples, guardians of our immune system < love that and this lens!

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      Linda Pogue 6 years ago from Missouri

      Apples are always on the grocery list. There is an apple tree in our yard that bears loads of apples, more than we can use or freeze. There are always enough people to share with, though! Great lens! Thumbs up!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You just earned a link to this lens! :D

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Great lens. Angel Blessed.

      BTW, for those of us who are struggling with candida or glycemic index issues, stick with green apples.

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      JoshK47 6 years ago

      I love apples - I'm always certain to eat at least two a day. Probably my favorite fruit.

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      Stephen Carr 6 years ago from Corona, CA

      Thanks for some terrific info on apples! Nice lens.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      What a wonderful presentation on the benefits of apples, an apple a day still helps keep the doctor away. I love the picture with the whole apple, bitten apple and eaten apple.

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      RickBasset 6 years ago

      I've loved apples since I was a little kid! We had apple trees in our yard and my Dad grafted six different varieties on one crabapple tree!

      Loved your lens!

      Blessed by a Squid Angel!

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      sousababy 5 years ago

      Apples are great, nice to have with some yogurt or peanut butter to keep blood sugars more stable. Lovely photos / video feed too. Congrats!

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      Liz Mackay 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      I love apples and eat at least two a day. Great lens

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Great lens. I grow my own and eat one fresh apple every day with my oats. Top marks and featured on Save Planet Earth

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      AbhinavB LM 5 years ago

      great lens an apple a day keeps doctor away

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 5 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Apples are not only delicious and good for you, they are beautiful to look at just like this lens.

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      Runnn 5 years ago

      Apples are my favourites!! Put an apple in your room. It helps you to sleep soundly...

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A nice idea to keep doctors out of business. Thanks for the great lens. :)

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      AsianMarketplace 5 years ago

      Yes, i simply love the taste and its goodness

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      taliasmith23 5 years ago

      yum!

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      hamshi5433 5 years ago

      Apple has unlimited health benefits yet i still don't know why I don't eat them at all :|..I should start though ha..Very clean and useful lens.

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      Wendy Leanne 5 years ago from Texas

      I'm actually allergic to apples, but my kids each eat one a day. This is a very informative and great looking lens.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I like apples very much and I think eating at least one every day is a very healthy habit.

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      Marie 5 years ago

      Excellent lens. I don't like apples except in puddings. However I'm a huge fan of making apple items like embroidered apples and Hama bead apples etc - I love how they look!

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      katiecolette 5 years ago

      Just got a bag of apples today :) I try to keep apples and bananas at home at all times for healthy snacks.

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      oivatco 5 years ago

      Eat lots of apples and drink also mangosteen juice taste great too!

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      BucketTrucks LM 5 years ago

      Nice lens. Great pics of apples too!

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      AnnaAdam LM 5 years ago

      yes i do use apple. You have compiled very useful information about apples in such a nice way that i feel I am taking apple bites and getting familiar with its benefits. Outstanding effort

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      smithlights 5 years ago

      Great lens. I work at an apple orchard, and I teach people about the benefits of apples all day long. They also have over 100% of your daily fiber (I believe) and eating the apples helps clean your teeth as well as strengthen them!

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      Mary Crowther 5 years ago from Havre de Grace

      I knew apples were healthy but I learned so much more from your lens. Thank you for sharing!

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      RaisedVegetableG 5 years ago

      The nutritional information you provide is fantastic, and I am motivated to eat more apples. I have just discovered that the apple trees in my new backyard are loaded with little apples, so I am looking forward to watching them grow,then eating them.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I love apples. In fact, it's always included in my diet. Thanks for this fantastic lens. Super liked!

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      Vikki 5 years ago from US

      I just recently added apples to our diets here. Unbelievable, the benefits and we all feel much better. Blessed;)

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      Countryluthier 5 years ago

      I use the apple as a benefit, sadly, not as much as I would like to. Great lens there.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Apples are my favorite, especially organic Mutsu apples - yum :).

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      clemency lm 5 years ago

      Lovely lens - I like apples a lot but after reading this I realise that I don't eat enough of them!

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      VarietyWriter2 5 years ago

      Blessed by a Squid Angel :)

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      I love apples, but don't get to eat them every day. My apple pick would be the Granny Smith ... rather reminds me of my own granny who made the very best apple pies ever.

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      Titia Geertman 5 years ago from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands

      I like apples, I have a few old varieties of apple trees in my garden.

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      We always put apples in our smoothie.

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      Mona 5 years ago from Iowa

      When in season I can't get enough. I need to plant more trees though because even though I freeze them I never have enough to last until next harvest. Fireside are the best though Honeycrisp also really really good.

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      kathysart 5 years ago

      Wow.. THANK YOU for the reminder about how great apples are! I must start eating them again. Blessed.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Returning to bless the guardian angel of our immune system......

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      Paul 5 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Blessing for an interesting lens and one that gives me a colour for a Quest :)

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      Both me and my kids love apples, we always have them at home. Knowing that they are good for you only increases the pleasure of eating them!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      good lens,I like apples.

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      seashell2 5 years ago

      Apples are fabulous, I don't eat them as often as I should but trying too! :-)

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      Funny_Beekeeper 5 years ago

      Apples are great, especially those old sorts that are juicy and tasty. But it's pretty hard to get them thesedays. I make around 100 liters of apple juice each year and it lasts maximum for 2 months - we all like it ;)

      Great lens, I've learned couple of new things :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Enjoyed your article too just like my fellow squidangels ... *blessed!*

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      BuddyBink 5 years ago

      You have taken away all the excuses for not eating an apple a day. Thanks

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      etravelvn 5 years ago

      Great lens. And you shouldn't use this work "Apple" you might be sued. LOL

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      greenlungsofpoland 5 years ago

      Going to eat more apples!! cheers

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      PecjakJN 5 years ago

      very nice leans i love it.

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      Alan future 5 years ago

      An apple a day keep you away from Doctor.If you can eat an apple a day it will keep you away from sickness.

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      shantytom 5 years ago

      gonna stock up an apples tomorrow!! thanks!

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      wheresthekarma 5 years ago

      Yep I do, and im going to add this to my healthy eating lens. :)

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      ptnjust007 5 years ago

      good lens

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      GaelicForge 5 years ago

      Apples are extraordinary foods- not only are they good for your body, but they have karmic qualities that place you in better tune with your environment.

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      mommafox 5 years ago

      Apples are awesome!

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I love apples. I eat one almost every day.

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      Apples are delicious! Thank you for a lovely and informative lens.

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      megabu717 5 years ago

      I eat lots of apples, I love them, yumy yumy :)

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      blessedmomto7 5 years ago

      We love apples!

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      shishuworld 5 years ago

      I love apples ... Great lens.. informative and interesting..

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      macsquared 5 years ago

      I don't eat them as often as I should, but I do love apples! I like the sweeter ones, as a child I used to beg for golden delicious instead of McIntosh. I like Gala a lot, too.

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      iijuan12 5 years ago from Florida

      We love apples! It's so nice that something so tasty is also so good for you! Liked.

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      Annamadagan 5 years ago

      I love apples! They are so tasty and healthy. Thanks for sharing! Blessed this page.

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      TTMall 5 years ago

      Great lens with excellent pictures.

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      We eat lots of apples at our house - especially the honeycrisp... yum!!

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      Anthony Altorenna 5 years ago from Connecticut

      Fresh-picked apples are one of the best things about fall in New England, and they keep well through most of the winter.Golden Delicious is my favorite, both for eating out-of-hand and for baking into apple crisp. Yum!

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      JoleneBelmain 5 years ago

      I definitely do not eat enough apples in my diet, but I hope I make up for it in other veggies and fruit. Thanks for all of the great info you have here...

      ~BLESSED~

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      Anthony Godinho 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I love lenses like these that provide practical information that is easy to use and put into practice to better one's health. It's amazing the benefits that we can get from making small changes. Thanks for outlining the benefits of apples on this well presented lens. Stay healthy and blessed! :)

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      Healthy lens, so this is exactly what we need. Thanks

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      Chocolatealchemy 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      What a great Lens you've made with loads of info - thanks. We should all eat lots of uncooked apples and they're perfect for juicing and smoothies!

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      RetroMom 4 years ago

      This lens made me grab for an apple.

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      rt8ca 4 years ago

      Now I feel guilty for neglecting my apple and choosing bananas and grapefruit instead. Sorry apple, will start enjoying you again!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      love apples and enjoy at least one a day

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      Sharon Bellissimo 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario, Canada

      Not as much as I should; beautiful pics in this lens. I think I will go grab myself an apple!

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      Wedding Mom 4 years ago

      I will now.

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      julieannbrady 4 years ago

      I'm thinking of the expression, "an apple a day." I generally buy Granny Smith apples as I love them tart.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I don't eat as much apple as I probably should, but that may change now. I didn't know apple was beneficial for weight loss.

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      msseiboi 4 years ago

      Absolutely..great lens

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      Faye Rutledge 4 years ago from Concord VA

      Yes, I love apples!

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      srsddn lm 4 years ago

      Yes, I do and, in fact, every member of my family does it. We try all varieties, as it comes from the nearby states.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      An apple a day... Docs would be out of business! ;))

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I picked the first batch of apples for this year off the tree a couple days ago. They are still small but oh so delicious. This year they haven't gotten as large as they generally do so we are waiting another couple weeks to pick the apples. I am so anxious because I love having our own organic grown apples - and yes - I do eat them for health.

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      yogendrachavda 4 years ago

      Thank you for sharing your knowledge via this big but quality lens.. Liked :)

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      Edith Rose 4 years ago from Canada

      I have used apples as a snack when I was on a diet. It works.

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      JengoJengo LM 4 years ago

      Yum! I love apples!

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      ConvenientCalendar 3 years ago

      Apples are one of my favorites! Great lens!

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      asereht1970 2 years ago

      Yes, i just love apples.

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      Susan Deppner 2 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I've gotten out of the "apple a day" habit recently, not sure why. Guess I'll have to remedy that situation. Thanks for all the apple info!

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      Tamara Kajari 2 years ago from Zagreb, Croatia, Europe

      Me too Susan, to be honest. And I bother my girls about fruits so much that it's not even funny anymore. I'll definitely have to go back to practicing what I preach :)

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