How apples can help you lose belly fat and control your appetite

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One of the most important tools of weight loss is feeling full. That’s why one of the great things about apples is that a large one contains five grams of fibre, which helps to keep you to feeling satisfied.

That’s not the only way apples are good for our health. contributor Natasha Turner, ND stresses the need for detoxification to balance hormones. For example, when our estrogen is balanced, it is easier to fight PMS and reduce water weight. Apples contain a whopping 7mg of calcium D-glucarate, a phytochemical that plays an important role in liver detoxification and estrogen balance.

Many of the health benefits of apples are in their skin, so it is important to source apples that are not sprayed with pesticides. I was able to buy a whole bushel of no-spray apples from my local farmer for $15 because they were not cosmetically perfect. You can find all kinds of local apples at their peak flavour right now in supermarkets and farmer stalls. I encourage you to take a bite!

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By |May 24th, 2012|17 Comments


  1. Mary August 5, 2015 at 3:27 am - Reply

    Hi, your article are for those living outside Nigeria, what about those living in Nigeria. The apples sold here have preservatives nd its difficult eating meals without redoil like beans, soups. Then stews have groundnut oil which has alot of oil. Even boiled/roasted plantain is eaten with fatty side dish. In summary if u nt eating red oil, its deep fried or combination of both.

  2. Anonymous March 24, 2014 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Thanks so much for d information

  3. faith Met January 10, 2014 at 11:45 pm - Reply

    im certain d apples imported in Nigeria r sprayed wit pesticides. .I hear to wash with vinegar removes it correct?

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie January 11, 2014 at 12:05 pm - Reply

      That is correct…. soak it in vinegar and water for about 5 minutes then rinse.

  4. Ndy August 30, 2012 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    I find it funny as things that I enjoy eating am not discovering are great for maintaining a healthy weight. Apples are my favourite fruit, you will always find it in my fridge and I always eat at least one a day sometimes two. A few years back a friend of mine who was on a weight loss program told me how the green tea that am addicted to makes you lose weight. My addiction to green tea is similar to the way ppl are addicted to coffee. I have a headache I drink green tea, my tummy hurts I drink green tea. And I have always been skinny all my life, never had to lose weight. Thanks for the info, I love your blog.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie August 31, 2012 at 3:57 pm - Reply

      Thanks Ndy!!! You are very lucky, most people struggle with weight loss issues on the daily.

  5. Ginger August 27, 2012 at 10:45 am - Reply

    Does baked Apple qualify? I am no a fan of fresh apple 🙁

  6. ekedigwe sandra July 5, 2012 at 12:49 pm - Reply

    i need to go and try immediately!! i wanna loose weight before august!!

  7. 9jafoodie
    9jafoodie June 29, 2012 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    okay… thanks for sharing.

  8. sugarspring June 7, 2012 at 3:54 am - Reply

    i am so following your blog!!!!!!ma’am..
    wow!!…who would have known!!!…Apples!!!

  9. Dupe May 31, 2012 at 1:48 am - Reply

    Ilove apples, and i notice dat am gaining some weight and belly fat. Gotta try dis.Thanks

  10. Myne Whitman May 28, 2012 at 10:46 am - Reply

    This was one of those things I discovered during my recent weight loss program and I’ve been using it since.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie May 28, 2012 at 7:45 pm - Reply

      I wouldn’t have thought something as delicious as an apple would be so beneficial.

  11. Janylbenyl May 28, 2012 at 4:24 am - Reply

    Welldone! This is so informative

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