Apples and Other Fruit
What makes the apple so potent? In part, it’s because most of us eat the peel: It’s a great way to add more fibre and nutrients into your diet. But there’s a downside: The peel is where fruit tends to absorb and retain most of the pesticides they are exposed to, apples and peaches being the worst offenders. That’s why, for maximum weight-loss potential, we strongly recommend you buy organic versions of apples, pears, peaches, and other eat-the-peel fruits.
You’ll experience a terrific payoff if you do: In a UCLA study in the USA, normal-weight people reported eating, on average, two servings of fruit and 12 grams (g) of fibre a day; those who were overweight had just one serving and 9 g. Credit that extra 3 g fibre—the amount in one single apple or orange—as the difference maker.
Photo by Men's Health Mar 1, 2011