Nutrition Corner: Benefits of Apples

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Here is some info about the Health benefits of Apples…..

1. Apples are filled with soluble fiber (5 grams)

This fiber has been shown to reduce intestinal disorders, including diverticulitis, hemorrhoids and possibly some types of cancer.
Helps control insulin levels by releasing sugar slowly into the bloodstream.
Cleanses and detoxifies, which helps eliminate heavy metals, such as lead and mercury.
2. Apple pectin helps reduce cholesterol levels by lowering insulin secretion.
3. In two studies researchers found that eating five apples a week lowered the risk for respiratory diseases like asthma.
4. According to Chinese Medicine: Apples strengthen the heart, quench thirst, lubricate the lungs, decrease mucous and increase body fluids.
5. Apple cider vinegar can help prevent the formation of kidney stones.
6. Studies indicate that eating apples daily can reduce skin diseases.
7. According to a Brazilian study, eating an apple before a meal helped women lose 33 percent more weight than those who didn’t.
8. An apple has only 50-80 calories and has no fat or sodium.
9. Apples are packed with vitamins C, A , and flavonoids and with smaller amounts of phosphorus, iron, and calcium.
10. Apples provide a source of potassium which may promote heart health.



About Local Feature Speaker, Dr. V. Rene Best – Nutrition Workshop May 2017

Brief Biography of Dr V. Rene Best

Dr. Best is a physician in private practice in Barbados and he also serves as the Force Medical Officer of the Barbados Defense Force where he carries the rank of Captain.. At present he is the Rehabilitation Coordinator on the Medical Panel of the West Indies Cricket Board.

After completing his Undergraduate medical training at the University of the West Indies, he went on to receive a MSc in Family Medicine with distinction, followed by a DM (Doctor of Medicine postgraduate degree) in Family Medicine. He also holds a MSc in Sports Medicine and certification in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

Dr. Best has served as a Barbados National team doctor for various sports and has done several tours including CAC Games, Pan Am Games, World Military Games, Youth Olympics and Commonwealth Games.

He is the President of Barbados Sports Medicine Association as well as a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Anti-Doping Commission and the Barbados Football Association Medical Committee.

He is a former Under 20 Chess Champion and enjoys running 5K, 10K and half marathon races.

Dr. Best will be speaking at the upcoming nutrition workshops with Canadian Registered Dietitian, Helene Charlebois in May 2017.