Why is an apple a Super Food?

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Kennett Washington

Do you remember the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctors away?” 

Well, studies in science laboratories across the world have proven this very well-known slogan could very well be true. 

One apple contains a very large number of phytochemicals known to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer and asthma. 

Also, adding an apple into your diet could also help lower your risk for diabetes. 

Apples contain a variety of very strong antioxidants. These antioxidants vary between various types of apples. Some studies have discovered that Granny Smith apples are one of the apples with the most of these phytochemicals, and are most beneficial to our health. Other studies show various other apples specific in some phytochemicals over others.

Whether it’s a Granny Smith, Gala or Red Delicious apple I’m sure they all can help us benefit from the thousands of phytochemicals that are found in each. 

The science studies in the United States alone are staggering. 

Science shows that cardiovascular disease and cancer are the top two leading causes of death. What if I told you that including more apples and fruit into your diet can in fact decrease your chances of health issues?

It’s been estimated that a healthy diet could prevent approximately 30 percent of all cancers, high cholesterol and obesity.

An exotic fruit that contains various benefits and phytochemicals to match is the Dragon Fruit. I like to call it a “Super Food” that we over look because it looks weird. The fruit is rare to some people, but take my word, it has a variety of healthy beneficial properties. 

Research has been proven time and time again that whole food fruits such as apples are jam-packed with photochemicals that promote good health and natural healing. Many of the same chemicals are in some medications that many people take every day for various health reasons.  

My advice is not to stop taking your medications, but to instead start eating more of the high quality super whole foods. It’s possible super foods can save people from preventable illnesses and a unnecessary monthly cost of medications that are already sitting on our kitchen table and in our local farmers market for a mere fraction of the cost.   

Until next time, train hard and eat healthy!


Fitness expert and NGA Natural Pro Bodybuilder Kennett Washington is president of Healing Strength Personal Training