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Nutrients And Calories In An Apple

By Darnell Visini

Apples are mainly consumed as juices, whole or sliced or even in shakes. They can be taken separately or as components of pies, jams, or even salads and cocktails. Apples are ideal considering that the amount of calories in an apple is low while the nutritional benefits are very high. They are available worldwide have a sweet taste. On top of this, they contain a good supply of anti-oxidants that are very essential in prevention of several cancers, including colon, lung and prostate cancer.

Apples come in several types and each has its own characteristics. Red Delicious contains 90 metric units and is red in color while Gala contains 74 calories, with a red-orange skin. Golden Delicious contains 82 metric units and is yellow-green while Granny Smith contains 80 calories with green skin. McIntosh, on the other hand, contains 80 units and is green.

Apples are known to help reduce problems with the digestive system for people who consume them regularly. Since they have a high presence of fiber, constipation is prevented altogether. This means that that digestion takes place without any complications.

On top of this, apples also contain Beta Carotene and Vitamin C, thus offering a very strong protection against many infections. They are also known to contain dietary fiber in plenty, and as such, they offer protection to the colon from exposure to toxins. They do this by binding to chemicals that are known to cause cancer.

The question of the number of metric units in an apple can be answered in a variety of ways, but all the answers will be dependent on the size and type of apples consumed. However, in spite of all this, it is worth to note that, no matter the size or type consumed, the units will be very few indeed. To illustrate, it is important to consider this: Average-sized apples will contain between 70 and 90 units, thus giving about 80 calories, which is very low indeed, compared to most other types of foods.

Apples are available in many colors and shades. Although the skin is known to contain a good presence of nutrients, it is recommended to avoid eating it unless the source of the apples is known. This is because apple farmers spray pesticides and remnants of these are likely to be left on the skin.

Instead of throwing away the skin, an alternative is to ensure that it is thoroughly washed before consumption. This will ensure that the benefits of consuming these amazing fruits are not overwritten by the harmful toxins that could be ingested through contaminated skin. The choice to consume the skin or not, though, has minimal effect on the amount of calories in an apple.

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