Apples! Do we consider color or the health benefits of the fruit? Apples are recognizable globally and they contain fiber, antioxidants and vitamin C among many other nutrients. Thanks to their fiber content, which assist us on our diet and makes us feel fuller, yet they do not contain a lot of calories.
Experts agree that eating apples daily can keep the doctor away. For the two apples, we all have different opinion concerning them. Some say the green apple acidifies their stomach, others talk of the red apple fattening them, and that has more sugar than the green apple. What justifies their comment is that they got the information from the internet. Any way everyone is entitle to his or her opinion.
To prove doubts and misconception about sugar content, get an optimal refractometer, a device that measures the refraction of light passing through a liquid. In this case, use the green apple juice and the red apple juice on different occasion. The difference in sugar content is minimal. That is why apple is recommended to fight diabetes. Thou, the sugar obtained in fruits is good and is an actual carbohydrate, which is not similar to sugar in processes foods.
Remember sugar is important to our body since it helps to replenish the body energy. Therefore, it is important to avoid the artificial sweeteners that are very complex to human body and has less or no nutrients and go for the sugar from various fruits.
The major difference is on the skin, where the red apple contain anthocyanins and the green apple don’t have. Anthocyanins are a type of flavonoid, acting as antioxidants and fighting free radicals, anthocyanins may offer anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-cancer benefits.
It is important to note, the comparison of nutrients in red and green apple are actually minimal. However, when we talk of an apple keeping the doctor away, these applies to both red and green apple. Remember to wash the apple skin carefully. Apple stem can trap bacteria and dirt. So be sure to trim both ends of the apple after washing it under running water.