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How Can An Apple a Day Help a Diabetic?

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Apples have more benefits for people with Type 2 diabetes than many medications due to the fact there are no side effects from eating this particular fruit.

Medications have been known to cause...

  • constipation,
  • diarrhea,
  • high liver enzymes and liver failure,
  • obesity,
  • itchiness and rash,
  • headaches,
  • fluid retention,
  • hypoglycemia,
  • nausea and/or vomiting,
  • respiratory infection,
  • high blood pressure, and more.


  • are easy to buy and are usually low in cost. They're also an easy snack to carry with you. Take an apple to work or school and you're all set for a snack full of fiber.
  • help reduce cholesterol, blood pressure and triglycerides and also decrease the damage caused by these health issues.
  • improve your immune system and digestion.
  • contain a high level of vitamin C which helps protect you from infections.

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This particular fruit can help protect you from...

  • lung cancer,
  • help heal COPD, asthma and a number of other chronic diseases without nasty side effects.

Apples contain soluble fiber and pectin, the best type of fiber. This means sugars are released into your bloodstream slowly so you don't usually get a sugar high. It also has an anti-inflammatory agent to help speed up the healing process if you have infections.

Your average daily intake of this fruit is around 28 to 35 grams depending on the size of the apple. One medium apple contains around 60 calories and has 2.4 grams of fiber. It's more nutritious to eat the whole apple than to remove the skin as the skin contains around 9% of the recommended daily amount of fiber.

By eating apples...

  • you need to factor into your daily eating plan the amount of calories they contain. Fruit may be eaten in place of grains, dairy or starches.
  • studies reveal by eating two apples a week you're able to decrease the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes by up to 23%, If you have less than one serve per month, your risk increases by 21%.
  • the pectin helps to detoxify your body by supplying a high amount of galacturonic acid which helps eliminate dangerous waste from your blood. It also helps to prevent the destruction of some nerve cells.
  • the calories they contain are considered negative as it takes more calories to digest them than the amount of calories they contain.
  • they contain antioxidants which help fight off free radicals.
  • you literally scrub your teeth clean if you're unable to brush your teeth after eating.

If you have Type 2 diabetes, apples can certainly help you in more ways than one. Eating them regularly helps to maintain good health and control your blood sugar levels and some of the complications associated with Type 2 diabetes

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For nearly 25 years Beverleigh Piepers has searched for and found a number of secrets to help you build a healthy body. Go to to learn about some of those secrets.

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