Are apples paleo? Are apples even paleo friendly?
It is difficult to answer these questions with certainty.
The short answer is yes, but not all fruits are considered paleo-friendly. But the long answer is more complicated than that, and it’s important to know what you need before you go on a fruit bender.
Why Are Apples Paleo Friendly?
Many people believe that eating an apple or any other fruit makes them healthier because of the natural sugars they contain, but this isn’t necessarily true. Sugar in moderation can be healthy for your body; however, it’s important to consider just how much sugar there really is in one piece of fruit – some have as many calories as a candy bar! You also want to watch out for added sugars like high fructose corn syrup.
In fact, the majority of fruit is an extremely high-carbohydrate food that can have a pretty bad impact on your health over time. In general, too much fruit in your diet can lead to insulin resistance and weight gain, not to mention it can be tough on anyone who is living with diabetes or pre-diabetes.
Fruit has a very low nutritional value compared to vegetables and meat, so it’s important not to eat many servings a day. Most fruits are considered safe for someone who has digestive issues like irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease because they contain almost no fiber which makes them easier to digest than whole grains or legumes; however you should still watch how many pieces of fruit you’re eating each
Paleo Friendly Alternatives to Apples
Here are the top alternatives to apples that are safe to eat on paleo.
1. Blueberries: Blueberries are a great source of antioxidants, which can help protect your body against disease. They’re also low in sugar and calories, and high in fiber.
2. Raspberries: Raspberries are another great source of antioxidants, as well as vitamins C and K. They’re also low in sugar and calories, and high in fiber.
3. Strawberries: Strawberries are a good source of vitamin C, potassium, and folate. They’re also low in sugar and calories, and high in fiber.
4. Watermelon: Watermelon is a great source of lycopene – an antioxidant that may help protect your body against some types of cancer – as well as vitamins A and C.
5. Cantaloupe: This melon is a good source of vitamin A, potassium, and folate, as well as beta-carotene which your body converts to vitamin A.
If you’re looking for a paleo-friendly snack, there are plenty of other options out there. Try some of these:
- Celery with peanut butter
- Half an avocado stuffed with salsa
- Hard boiled eggs
- Jerky (either store bought or home made)
- Kale chips
- Nuts and seeds (especially almonds, walnuts, pumpkin seeds and chia seeds)
- Homemade fruit leathers
So, are apples paleo? Some say yes – and some say no, but that doesn’t mean they’re bad for you. There are plenty of healthy alternatives to choose from, so don’t let food be the reason you turn down a snack!
Hi there! My name is Estelle and I am a Paleo Lover! I like helping other people learn about the health benefits of the paleo diet.