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3 Apples a Day Keeps the Weight Away! Read how…

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Researchers at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, studying the impact of fruit intake on weight loss, found that overweight women who ate  three small apples or pears a day lost more weight on a low-calorie diet than women who didn’t add fruit to their diet.

In addition, the fruit eaters ate fewer calories overall, boosting their weight loss efforts.

Researchers suggested several theories as to why apple and pear consumption may promote weight loss.

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First, fruits like apples and pears are “low energy-density” foods – that is, they have a relatively low calorie count compared to other non-fruit foods.

Second, research has shown that eating a high-fiber diet (calorie intake being equal) promotes post meal “satiety” leaving subjects feeling fuller for longer.

And finally, research has also established that eating a high-fiber diet decreased total calorie intake, thus contributing to weight loss. (Source: Nutrition Magazine, 2003)

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  1. Joyce Bashista

    October 21, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Besides the three possible reason they list in this article, I have read elsewhere that the energy it takes to chew an apple makes it a “negative calorie” food. I like apples, but not during the summer. By then those that were stored are soft and mealy – not crisp and juicy.

  2. Bobbi-Jo Snoblen

    October 21, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Heidi and Li Li that is sad!!

  3. Maloy Otis Murdock

    October 21, 2014 at 11:08 am

    I’ve always heard that an apple every eight hours kept THREE doctors away!

  4. Angie Perysian Gutierrez

    October 21, 2014 at 6:53 am

    Its true!!

  5. Greg Bohlken

    October 20, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Fruits and vegetables are like little brooms that sweep out your insides.

  6. Zaira Grant

    October 20, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    GREAT. Now if only I could win the Apple Lottery.

  7. Billie Sanders

    October 20, 2014 at 3:54 pm

    Apples everyday

  8. Heidi Yagel

    October 20, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    I’m allergic too Li Li Grande!! I’m actually allergic to anything with a pulp or seed, nuts, and soy which makes eating healthy very tricky!!

  9. Elle Aichele

    October 20, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Hmmm…and pears. I am going to try it.

  10. Asia Colette Taylor

    October 20, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    i eat a lot of apples and I’ve noticed it not only helps with weight loss but feeling hydrated/energized and good digestion!

  11. Li Li Grande

    October 20, 2014 at 1:57 pm

    Uuugh I wish. Allergic to apples !

  12. Brenda King

    January 30, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    Organic of course.

  13. Shirley Jean Harris-Breckenridge

    January 27, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I need to buy some apples!!

  14. Autumn Pilot

    January 27, 2014 at 4:05 pm

    I love apples but mainly dipped in peanut butter

  15. Kim D-Silvia

    January 27, 2014 at 8:16 am

    I will try

  16. Linda Sue

    January 27, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Interesting I may need to include this in my journey, thanks!

  17. Valerie Topoleski

    January 27, 2014 at 6:37 am

    What about three, plus two bananas and an orange? Haha 😉

  18. Lauren Simpson

    January 27, 2014 at 5:12 am

    Who the heck can eat three apples a day?

  19. Catherine Climpson

    January 27, 2014 at 1:54 am

    I wish I could like the taste of them. Are there any more fruits that you can eat 3 of? Bananas, for instance?

  20. Elaine Acuña

    January 27, 2014 at 1:41 am

    I’m changing “ex” to “in”. 😉

  21. Chris N Midella Stephens

    January 27, 2014 at 1:22 am

    Nope, sorry Elaine, those are deffinetly excluded! lol

  22. Elaine Acuña

    January 27, 2014 at 1:20 am

    Chris N Midella Stephens AJ Wayne does it work if the apple is coated in chocolate and pecans or other various coatings??

  23. April Locke Olmsted

    January 27, 2014 at 12:36 am


  24. Tiffany Stout

    January 27, 2014 at 12:30 am

    Dee-Butch Stout like this page, it’s my fav

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