Now back to health and fitness:
Have you ever heard the ole saying? “An apple a day will keep the doctor away”
There are several studies that show that enjoying whole apples help some folks peel off extra pounds. In one highly respected journal half of the group ate 3 to 4 apples daily in addition to their regular food intake and the other half of the group ate oats 3 to 4 times a day in addition to the regular food intake. This test was held for a 12 week period of time. Which group do you think had the greatest weight loss?
Remember whole grains and oats are good for the body.
At the end of the study the apple group lost the most weight. They averaged about 3 pounds lost per person. Some may ask … Why?
Apples contain a great source of fiber in the peel of the fruit so don’t get cute and peel the fiber right off. The fiber is what keeps you full.
If you are online and a part of just about any social media site that has health and fitness groups you will see ladies sharing testimonies about the benefits of apple cider vinegar and weight loss. My wife was the first to share the claims with me of apple cider vinegar helping folks in the area of lowering their blood sugar levels, improving their diabetes symptoms, helping in weight loss, and helping their immune system. She tried several different makers of apple cider vinegar and over the years really fell in love with Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar which our family still uses today. The information she shared with me was important to me not just because of weight loss but because of how it helps type 2 diabetes. My father has diabetes and he has seen great improvement by changing his nutritional intake and exercising. For those looking to lose weight studies show that in some cases folks eat anywhere from 200-275 fewer calories daily by adding vinegar with their high carb meals. Of course this is not a miracle weight loss find, but our time this equates to reduced weight over time. The results in the 12 week test really mean nothing if you do not change your eating habits and add some sensible exercise as good habits in your life.