In the history of food, apples go right back to the Garden of Eden. The Bible is unclear as to what fruit Eve picked way back when, but it has been suggested it was an apple for good reason. Apples have been with us throughout history and have long been praised for their health benefits. The average apple is portable, tasty, has about 65 calories and 3 grams of fiber, and offers lots of vitamin C and some other antioxidants. Apples contain pectin, a water-soluble fiber that is known to help lower cholesterol and balance blood sugar. When our grandmothers said that an apple a day kept the doctor away, they might have been on to something.
Jo Ann LeQuang is a professional writer specializing in medical topics and a Christ-follower who blogs at AWretchLike.Me.