Nutrition Content of one medium sized apple with skin (4.9 oz. 138
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Cargohydrate 18 g
Fat 1 g
Protein 0 g
Cholestrol 0 g
Sodium 0 g
Vitamin C 7.8 mg
Potassium 170 mg
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) 6
Thiamine ( Vitamin B ) 2
Vitamin B 2
Leading heath authorities agree.. increasing fruit and vegetables in the diet is essential for better health! The Department of Health and Human Servies, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and National Academy of Sciences all recommend that: Americans should eat a balanced diet low in fat which includes lots of fruit and vegetables.
Eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables a day! Leading health authorities recommend that you eat 5 servings of fruit and vegetables every day along with a variety of foods. One serving is a 1/2 cup of fruit, 3/4 cup juice, 1/2 cup cooked vegetable, 1 cup leafy vegetable or 1/4 cup dried fruit.
Eat a variety of fruit and vegetables! All fruit and vegetables are good for you, however, be sure to include every day those that are high in vitamin A, vitamin C and fiber. You should also have several servings of vegetables a week from the cabbage family. Vitamin supplements do not provide the same health benefits as eating a variety of fruit and vegetables.
Additional Health Benefits. Fruit and vegetables without added fat have no cholesterol and almost all are naturally low in calories, fat and sodium. Some are good sources of other nutrients suchas folacin, potassium and calcium. Fruit and vegetables also help promote a healthy digestive tract.
A message from the
National Cancer Institute and the
Ohio Apple Marketing Program.
P.O. Box 479, Columbus, Ohio 43216-0479
To Findout more information on the Five-A-Day Program