When You Eat Apples Everyday, This Is What Happens

Americans love apples. OK, maybe they don't love them quite as much as they love bananas, but they love them nonetheless. A SFGate report states that apples are the No. 2 most eaten fruit in the United States, with 73 percent of Americans purchasing them for consumption. It is no surprise that they are such a beloved fruit, having had such a long history within the U.S. According to History, the first apple orchards can be traced back to Jamestown in 1607, where they were cultivated for cider. 

From then on, Americans began seeing different varieties pop up, like Thomas Jefferson's Ralls Genet, the Fuji Apple, Red Delicious, and many more. History adds that U.S. apple producers grow around 48,000 tons of apples a year. But, with all this love for the deliciously nutritious fruit that feels so intrinsically American, what would happen to the body if a person were to consume multiple apples every day? Everyone has heard the saying "an apple a day, keeps the doctor away," but are there any negative consequences to eating them regularly that come along with the obvious benefits?

Like many fruits, apples have countless positive attributes

Apples are great from both a taste and health perspective. Another SFGate report explains that apples make for an incredibly satisfying snack due to all the nutrients they provide the body. Healthline cites that one medium apple, which normally comes in at about 6.4 ounces (or 182 grams), offers up about 4 grams of fiber, 14 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin C, 6 percent of one's daily potassium intake, and 5 percent of the daily recommended amount of vitamin K. 

Apples can also be a great aid if you are looking to drop some weight because they are not only high in fiber, but also water, something that helps make your stomach feel full after eating them (via Healthline). Eat This, Not That adds that apples carry a great source of nutrients that can promote neurological health (and who wouldn't love a healthier brain?). The report explains how the compound quercetin, which aids the brain's neurons, helps components in the brain function that much better. Eat This, Not That also asserts that eating more apples can help with the body's overall gut and heart health, as well.

But there are some drawbacks folks need to know about

With all those health benefits, there couldn't possibly be any downside to eating multiple apples throughout the day... right? Certified nutritionist and celebrity chef Serena Poon tells Eat This, Not That that, despite all the known health benefits, folks should still be careful about their daily apple consumption. Due to their high fiber content, digestive issues may occur. Poon reveals that, although getting that dose of fiber from apples is great, people need to take into account all the other foods that contain fiber, which they might consume throughout the day, such as beans, whole wheat grains, and some veggies. The goal is to not surpass 70 grams of fiber daily, and that could add up quickly if people are not careful. 

Apples can also make you feel hangry, as well, because of how they might make your blood sugar fluctuate, according to Eat This, Not That. Another drawback that needs to be considered when eating apples is pesticides, according to LiveStrong. Unless you purchase organic apples, you run the risk of consuming pesticide residue on the skin, so it's advisable to peel them before eating.