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Fragmentation: a mental process where a person becomes intensely emotionally focused on one aspect of themselves, such as “I am angry” or “no one loves me,” to the point where all thoughts, feelings and behavior demonstrate this emotional state, in which, the person does not or is unable to take into account the reality of their environment, others or themselves and their resources. This is a term that my therapist and I use and is on the continuum of dissociation.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

International Eat An Apple Day!!

Today is International Eat an Apple Day.  Its inception is to promote the beginning of fall with its vivid color and crispness, celebrate by eating an apple, the fruit of the fall season. It is always the the third Saturday in September.

Turns out an apple a day could really keep the doctor away.

1. A medium apple has just 60-100 calories, virtually no fat and no sodium.

2. Its 5 grams of fiber and 20 grams of carbs make it a filling snack.

3. Apples' fiber, pectin, antioxidants and other compounds can lower bad (LDL) cholesterol and raise good (HDL) cholesterol.

4. The flavonoids and other phytochemicals in apples help protect against lung and colon cancer

5. Apples contain boron, a mineral that helps maintain bone density and protect against heart disease.

6. The tannins prevent tooth decay, gum disease and urinary-tract infections.

7. Eating an apple a day (with skin) can guard against stroke.

8. The vitamins and antioxidants in apples may help prevent age-related vision loss.

9. The quercetin (a flavonoid) may fight cancer better than vitamin C does.

10. Apples are a good source of folic acid, a B vitamin that helps prevent serious birth defects as well as heart disease.

Well, I'm off to eat a apple or two.  What about you?


Anonymous said...

I <3 apples. I hope all is well with you!

Wishing you well,

Evan said...

My favourite apple is probably johnathons. Not sure if you have them in the US. I'm told Cox's are meant to be best, but not to me.

Ana said...

It's midnight here. Didn't eat an apple and don't have any.
I'll eat it as soon as possible.

Clueless said...

NOS, I'm glad that you love apples. I didn't know that they were so good for you. But, the more colorful the fruit or vegetable is usually the more nutrients.

We indeed have Johathons. I like Fuji apples the best.



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