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Calories in a Medium Green Apple

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author image Jon Williams
Jon Williams is a clinical psychologist and freelance writer. He has performed, presented and published research on a variety of psychological and physical health issues.
Calories in a Medium Green Apple
Apples deliver nutrient-rich energy. Photo Credit Plustwentyseven/Digital Vision/Getty Images

Apples are sweet and portable, so they make great on-the-go snacks. The crisp, pulpy meat of the apple delivers nutrients for a relatively low number of calories, making the apple an excellent energy source and great diet food.

Fats and Calories

One medium apple provides about 95 calories, depending on the particular type of apple. It has no cholesterol and 0.1 g of fat, providing a mere 0.1 percent of your daily limit of fat.

Other Nutrition

Unlike chips, candy or other junk foods, apples package their sweetness with 4.4 g of fiber. This fiber causes the sugar in apple, which is mostly fructose, to be released slowly into the bloodstream, stabilizing blood sugar and sating hunger. Apple also provides 0.5 g of protein, about 11 mg of calcium and 195 mg of potassium.

Other Benefits

Apples contain pectin, a substance that binds with water and reduces the amount of fat your cells absorb. The pectin in apples also makes you feel full and can help prevent metabolic syndrome, a condition that causes thickening of the waist. Eat an apple shortly before dinner to dull your appetite and help prevent absorption of the fat you are about to eat.

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