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What can the fiber in apples do for me?

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The fiber can slow digestion so you feel fuller after eating. This can keep you from overeating. Eating fiber-rich foods helps control symptoms and lessens the effects of acid reflux. An apple's fiber can also help with diarrhea and constipation.

From: Health Benefits of Apples WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service: “Apples and oranges are America’s top fruit choices,” “Apples, raw, with skin,” “Household USDA Foods Fact Sheet: Apples, fresh.”

U.S. Apple Association: “History and Folklore,” “Apple Industry At-a-Glance,” “Popular Varieties,” “Apple Health Benefits.”

Nutrition Journal: “Apple phytochemicals and their health benefits.”

Harvard School of Public Health: “Apples.”

Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging: “Apple juice prevents oxidative stress and impaired cognitive performance caused by genetic and dietary deficiencies in mice.”

Advances in Nutrition: “A Comprehensive Review of Apples and Apple Components and Their Relationship to Human Health.”

Molecules: “Quercetin and Its Anti-Allergic Immune Response.”

Nutrients: “Nutritional and Health-Related Effects of a Diet Containing Apple Seed Meal in Rats: The Case of Amygdalin,” “Effects of Commercial Apple Varieties on Human Gut Microbiota Composition and Metabolic Output Using an In Vitro Colonic Model.”

Britannica: “Can Apple Seeds Kill You?”

World Journal of Gastroenterology : “Fiber-enriched diet helps to control symptoms and improves esophageal motility in patients with non-erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease.”

International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders: “Diet Changes for GERD.”

American Diabetes Association: “Fruits.”

Ohio State University: “Grapefruit affects more medications.”

Daily Med: “FEXOFENADINE HCL- fexofenadine hcl tablet.”

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on July 02, 2019

SOURCES:

United States Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service: “Apples and oranges are America’s top fruit choices,” “Apples, raw, with skin,” “Household USDA Foods Fact Sheet: Apples, fresh.”

U.S. Apple Association: “History and Folklore,” “Apple Industry At-a-Glance,” “Popular Varieties,” “Apple Health Benefits.”

Nutrition Journal: “Apple phytochemicals and their health benefits.”

Harvard School of Public Health: “Apples.”

Journal of Nutrition, Health & Aging: “Apple juice prevents oxidative stress and impaired cognitive performance caused by genetic and dietary deficiencies in mice.”

Advances in Nutrition: “A Comprehensive Review of Apples and Apple Components and Their Relationship to Human Health.”

Molecules: “Quercetin and Its Anti-Allergic Immune Response.”

Nutrients: “Nutritional and Health-Related Effects of a Diet Containing Apple Seed Meal in Rats: The Case of Amygdalin,” “Effects of Commercial Apple Varieties on Human Gut Microbiota Composition and Metabolic Output Using an In Vitro Colonic Model.”

Britannica: “Can Apple Seeds Kill You?”

World Journal of Gastroenterology : “Fiber-enriched diet helps to control symptoms and improves esophageal motility in patients with non-erosive gastroesophageal reflux disease.”

International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders: “Diet Changes for GERD.”

American Diabetes Association: “Fruits.”

Ohio State University: “Grapefruit affects more medications.”

Daily Med: “FEXOFENADINE HCL- fexofenadine hcl tablet.”

Reviewed by Christine Mikstas on July 02, 2019

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