Healthy Wholewheat Apple Muffins : For Enhanced Neurological Health And Reduced Risk Of Cancer

30 min cook time
10 min prep time
Snacks
Preperation Time:
10 mins
Cooking Time:
30 mins

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 ServingPer Serving%Daily Value*
Calories2241Calories from Fat421
Total Fat46.8g72%Saturated Fat9.1g46%
Cholesterol0mg0%Sodium497mg21%
Potassium1569mg45%Carbohydrates418.1g139%
Dietary Fiber26.5g106%Sugars105.6g
Protein41.0gVitamin A1%
Vitamin C78%Calcium14%
Iron123%

nutrition facts

Serving Size1 Serving
Calories2241
Total Fat46.8g72%
Cholesterol0mg0%
Potassium1569mg45%
Dietary Fiber26.5g106%
Protein41.0g
Vitamin C78%
Iron123%
Per Serving%Daily Value*
Calories from Fat421
Saturated Fat9.1g46%
Sodium497mg21%
Carbohydrates418.1g139%
Sugars105.6g
Vitamin A1%
Calcium14%

Procedure:

Preheat oven to 350°Fahrenheit. Grease a muffin pan and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, spices, and salt. Add oil and mix well.

Add juice and ginger and stir until combined well. Fold in the apples.

Heat the muffin pan in oven until warm. Remove the pan from the oven and divide batter evenly among the muffin cups. Sprinkle the tops with cinnamon.

Bake until golden brown, for about 25 to 30 minutes.

 

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is an old Welsh proverb that most of us are familiar with, but what makes this fruit so special? What health benefits are associated with eating apples? As one of the most cultivated and consumed fruits in the world, apples are continuously being praised as a “miracle food”.

Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.

Apples deserve to be called “nutritional powerhouses”. They contain the following important nutrients:

1. Vitamin C – a powerful natural antioxidant capable of blocking some of the damage caused by free radicals, as well as boosting the body’s resistance against infectious agents

2. B-complex vitamins (riboflavin, thiamin, and vitamin B-6) – these vitamins are key in maintaining red blood cells and the nervous system in good health.

3. Dietary fiber – a diet high in fiber can help prevent the development of certain diseases and may help prevent the amount of bad cholesterol in your blood from rising.

4. Phytonutrients – apples are rich in polyphenolic compounds. These help protect the body from the detrimental effects of free radicals.

5. Minerals such as calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.

Apples, with skin (edible parts) nutritional value per 100 grams

A collection of research studies suggests that apples may well be one of the most healthy foods for you to include in your daily diet. Let’s take a look at the studies and the possible health benefits suggested by them:

1. Improving neurological health – It is said that quercetin (one of the antioxidants found abundantly in apples) was one of two compounds that helps reduce cellular death that is caused by oxidation and inflammation of neurons.

2. Preventing dementia – Studies suggest that eating apples may have significant benefit for enhanced neurological health. The researchers found that including apples in your daily diet may protect neuron cells against oxidative stress-induced neurotoxicity and may play an important role in reducing the risk of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s Disease.

3. Reducing your risk of stroke – Researchers suggest that consuming apples reduces the risk of thrombotic stroke.

4. Lowering levels of bad cholesterol

5. Reducing your risk of diabetes

6. Warding off breast cancer – There is growing evidence that suggests that intake of apples leads to an increase in consumption of phenolics, which have proved to have a lot of health benefits.

7. Reducing obesity

Could whole wheat apple muffins made without eggs, dairy, sugar, or leavening agents possibly be any good? This recipe for Healthy Wholewheat Apple Muffins is! These aren’t the fluffy, super sweet muffins one usually eats as an excuse to have dessert for breakfast. They are a genuinely wholesome, filling, and refreshing food to start your day. Filled with delicious red apples, I find them a wonderful antidote to all the rich and sugary foods around us. Enjoy!

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