Who hasn’t heard of the old English proverb “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”? This proverb stems from the late 19th century Wales, and the original wording of it was a bit different, but the idea is the same and it holds very true especially if you’re eating it with the skin. So why are apples so good for you?
There are many good reasons to eat an apple a day. Fruits in general are basically nature’s perfect food. A lot of people call durian “the king of fruits,” but good looks aren’t everything. Apples may not look as spectacular as the durian, but in terms of nutrition it can also be called the “king of fruits.”
Top 8 Benefits of Apples
1. It reduces cholesterol and your risk of heart disease, it is a good source of potassium which is good for heart heart.
2. Helps fight against Alzheimer.
The many beneficial antioxidants in apples help boost memory and protect brain cells, this means protection and the delay of Alzheimers.
3. Its good for your skin.
Try mixing some apple puree with honey and almond milk, cover the mixture on your face for about half an hour and then wash it off. This may help give you clearer skin.
4. Prevents kidney stones
Regularly eating fruits and vegetables can help prevent kidney stones, apples have been known to be a really choice in prevention.
5. Prevents various cancers
Eating a few apples a day can prevent a number of common cancers such as colon, liver, breast, and lung.
6. Good for brain, lungs, and heart
Apples contain quercetin which is a plant pigment which protects the brain from free radical damages. The quercetin is also a natural antihistamine as well it supports respiratory and cardio health which is good for endurance athletes.
7. Helps control diabetes.
Apples have lots of soluble fiber, this is the kind of fiber that turns into a gel like substance in your stomach which slows down your digestion. This causes less amounts of glucose to go into the blood, which makes it a great healthy snack for people with diabetes to munch on.
8. Helps with weight loss.
Because apples are so high in fiber, it can also help you feel fuller for longer, it is also pretty low in calories. A medium apple has only about 50 calories but it contains 4 grams of fiber. Eat 2 apples a day and you’ve satisfied 25% of your RDA of fiber!
Some creative ways of eating/using apples…
- Personally I love to cut up apple wedges and pour a mix of coconut sugar and cinnamon on top
- Make apple spirals with a vegetable spiralizer. Pour blended mango and dates as a dressing to eat it as a salad.
- Cut up wedges and dip them in nut butters
- Cut up thick slices and make apple peanut butter sandwiches, you can also sprinkle some granola in there.
- If you smoke weed and don’t have a bong, an apple will do! Check this out:
Final Words About Apples
Apples are great because they’re available pretty much anywhere in abundance all year round. They are not expensive, tasty, nutritious, and there’s many ways you can eat them in different recipes.
So go ahead and eat them apples everyday and don’t be afraid to get creative, there’s no reason to eat it the same boring way each time. My favorite kind of apple is the gala, which is the crunchy and crispy red kind you’ll find in supermarkets, they’re the #2 most popular kind of apples in the world. What’s your favorite? Let me know in the comment box below!