The topic of this discussion might sound a little strange to you, but there are several studies and researches that have proved that obesity can be easily controlled by eating apples. Our Weight Loss Clinic Southlake definitely agrees with this point of view and it is because of this reason that they have included apple as a part of the daily meal plan in the Equilibrium HCG Diet protocol.
The interesting study which points to the obesity controlling properties of apple was revealed in PLoS ONE. This study clearly suggested that by eating unpeeled apples, it is easier to maintain your weight by avoiding putting on extra pounds and obesity-related diseases can also be kept in check through the use of unpeeled apples. The skin of apples contains ursolic acid which is the main factor that can control the incidence of obesity. In order to prove the results of the PLoS ONE study, a follow-up study was later on conducted by some Iowa researchers on mice wherein which they subjected two sets of mice to rich fatty foods and one group of the mice received ursolic acid. The special set of mice developed higher degree of skeletal muscle and also did not gain as much weight as the other group that did not receive the ursolic acid. Although the absorption rate of ursolic acid is different in mice and humans, yet the study clearly revealed the effectiveness of ursolic acid in controlling excess weight.
Thus, having an unpeeled apple a day is definitely going to benefit all of us and will in turn help us to control excess weight in the long run.