Apples are healthy super foods, which are not just low on calories, but also rich in nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Their role as slimming foods is very important as they boast of antioxidant quercetin which naturally burns fat. Apples are also rich in Vitamins C and B-6, which help in keeping cholesterol levels low and hence, reducing the risk of heart diseases. Also Read - Coronavirus India Delta Plus Variant EXPLAINED: Symptoms, Vaccine Effectiveness, Can it Trigger a Third Covid Wave?
Apples also suppress your diet as they are rich in dietary fiber, which keeps you feeling full for longer. Studies about apple’s potential to reduce weight have found that eating one apple before meals can help reduce your calorie consumption by as much as 15 per cent. Apples are also a very versatile fruit. They go well with sweet, as well as savoury dishes, desserts and drinks and hence, make for one of the best diet foods on the planet. ALSO READ: Tricks to Eat Healthy in 2017: Top 5 easy and practical ways to eat healthier in new year Also Read - Eggs, Carrots, Soybeans And Other Food Items That Can Help Kids Grow Taller
Here are some easy and delicious apple preparations, which can help you reduce weight a lot faster: Also Read - Nipah Virus in India: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Prevention And Cure
1. Peanut butter and apple sandwiches
This is the most easy-to-make, nutritious and yummy recipe on the list. Cut up a couple of fresh apples in round chip like manner. Cover several apple slices with a layer of peanut butter, rolled oats or muesli, and raisins and pile them on top of each other to resemble a sandwich. If you have home made granola already prepared earlier, then you can also add that on top of the peanut butter. Peanut butter is an energy booster and contains heart healthy fats and oats are also great for boosting metabolism and keeping your digestive system functioning properly. ALSO READ: Diet practices for Weight Loss: Small diet changes to help you shed kilos faster!
2. Apple kale green smoothie
Core and dice one apple into small pieces and put it in a blender with some kale and low fat milk and some honey for sweetening, and blend it all together to make an extremely healthy apple kale green smoothie. You can add a banana to the mix, to enhance the flavour and sweetness of the smoothie. Kale is extremely important as a slimming food as it contain micronutrients and dietary fiber. ALSO READ: Best Food Pairings for Weight Loss: Top 5 super food pairs to loose weight faster
3. Cinnamon apple chips
Cinnamon apple chips are one of the healthiest weight loss snacks in the world. All you need for this recipe is apples, sugar and cinnamon. Cut the apples in very thin slices (the thinner the apple slices are, the crispier the chips are). Line an oven tray with parchment paper and line the apple slices onto it. Sprinkle some sugar and cinnamon onto each slice on both sides and stick the tray in the oven and let them bake. Once, done, flip the slices over and repeat. Your chips will be ready! ALSO READ: Best Foods to build Stamina: Top 10 foods to eat for improving stamina and endurance
4. Apples and almond butter nachos
Cut some apples into pieces (according to your bite preference) and put them on a plate. Now warm some almond butter and drizzle it onto the apples. Top this will granola, or roasted oats/muesli and dried fruits like raisins and cranberries and serve. You can also use peanut butter instead of the almond butter.