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The apple diet is a diet whose menu is quite monotonous, but its effects are spectacular - one version of the apple diet allows you to lose up to 10 kg in 7 days. In addition, the apple diet improves metabolism and allows you to cleanse the body of toxins. What are the rules of the apple diet? Is the apple diet he althy?

Apple dietis not only a slimming diet, but also a cleansing diet. Its main ingredient is apples, which contain the strongest antioxidants. One of them - quercetin - seals blood vessels and prevents cholesterol levels from rising. Therefore, it inhibits the development of atherosclerosis and ischemic heart disease.

It also has antibacterial, anti-cancer and anti-viral properties. It is worth knowing that two apples meet one third of the daily requirement for vitamin C. Moreover, apples contain mineral elements such as: potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, copper, silicon.

Apple diet - rules

The apple diet comes in two variants. The less stringent one assumes that apples are only an addition to balanced meals. In this more stringent, apples are the only ingredient of the meal.

The second variant of the apple diet, like other diets based on the dominance of one ingredient, carries the risk of not providing the body with adequate nutrients necessary for its proper functioning, and may consequently lead to its destruction. Therefore, this variant of the apple diet should be used for no longer than 7 days.

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For the above-mentioned reasons, the apple diet should not only consist of consuming apples alone. It is better to choose the second option and diversify the menu with other products, but remember to reduce the caloric value of meals to 1000 calories a day.

The apple diet should be properly prepared, so a few days before starting the apple diet, it is worth gradually reducing the amount of food, especially sweets, alcohol and coffee.

Apple diet - menu

Sample menu in a less strict version of the apple diet for 2 days:

Day 1

  • breakfast:

apple-water porridge (1/2 cup oatmeal, 1 apple, 1 tablespoon flaxseed or chia seeds, 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, 1 tablespoon honey or xylitol)

  • dinner

baked chicken breast (100 g) with apples (2 pieces) and cranberries (a handful - about 10-15 g), rice (80 g of cooked rice), spinach (100 g)

  • afternoon tea

baked apple sprinkled with cinnamon

  • dinner

carrot and apple salad (200 g)

On the apple diet, it's best to start each day with a glass of water mixed with one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar. Thanks to this, we will stimulate the metabolism and remove toxins from our body.

Day 2

  • breakfast

apple omelette (egg, 1 tablespoon xylitol or other sugar substitute, 1/4 cup oat flour, 1/4 cup milk, small apple, 1 teaspoon butter) topped with maple syrup (2 tablespoons)

  • dinner

fish (cod - 100 g) stewed with apples (2 pieces), 2 potatoes, broccoli (100 g)

  • afternoon tea

apples baked with millet and raisins

  • dinner

apple sauce (200 g)

Apple diet - effects

The effect of the apple diet are, among others cleansing the body of toxins, improving intestinal peristalsis, strengthening the immune system and reducing body weight.

Apples are low in calories: 100 g of apples contain 36 to 57 kcal (depending on the type of apples). One medium-sized apple weighs approx. 150 g, so it has 54 to approx. 85 kcal.

But beware! Apples are a rich source of simple sugars, therefore it is not recommended to eat them in the evening, especially in large amounts. We will not use the consumed sugar, therefore it will be deposited in the form of adipose tissue. In addition, blood glucose levels will increase, making it harder to fall asleep.

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Pectins play an important role in the process of weight loss - a type of water-soluble fiber, which swells to make you feel full. In apples, the most pectin is found in the seed nests, which, unfortunately, we do not eat. The ideal would be to eat apples grated along with the seeds on a plastic grater.

In this form, they take up more space and act on a larger area of ​​the digestive tract. Therefore, it is recommended to eat at least unpeeled and raw apples, as processed apples lose valuable fiber.

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Apple diet - contraindications

Apple diet should not be used by people suffering from

  • heartburn
  • peptic ulcer disease
  • dyspeptic complaints - epigastric pain, postprandial feeling of fullness (unpleasant feeling in the stomach), early feeling of fullness
  • irritable bowel syndrome
  • other diseases of the gastrointestinal tract in the course of which a low-residue diet is required
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Don't eat bad apples!

And also do not make preserves based on them. The brown spots are poison - a carcinogenic alkaloid called patulin. It penetrates all the flesh, so it is not enough to carve out a rotten piece. Our Polish apples are sometimes stored inappropriately, which is why they tend to rot and rot in spring. Then it is worth buying imported fruit.

The text uses excerpts from the article by Joanna Krupa from the monthly "Zdrowie"

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