As some of you might know, I'm a total health freak...but I mean, ridiculously! Anything that isn't organic or natural doens't really do it for me.
One of my favorite fruits are apples, one day without an apple and I feel like I've been neglecting my body hehe. When you think of a fruit in fall...it are apples of course! Apples are a fundamental part of fall. Picking apples, drying apple chips...apples are just essential to this beautiful season. They are incredibly delicious and, yes, they have many benefits as well — of which you may not even be aware! "An apple a day keeps the doctor aways" isn't just a saying :). Today I want to share the health benefits of eating apples.
Here's a list with benefits! Apples may…
Increase endurance. Apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin, which allows oxygen to reach the lungs more easily. Eat an apple before working out and see how it affects your endurance!
Whiten teeth. Apples contain malic acid, which is used in many teeth whitening products, due to its ability to dissolve stains. The next time you eat an apple, make sure to chew it thoroughly for maximum benefits.
Boost immune system. Apples are high in multiple vitamins, including vitamin C – the original immune system booster!
Satisfy cravings. Apples are naturally sweet, so they can help satisfy that afternoon cookie craving. They’re low in calories and totally fat-free, so you can feel good about eating them, too!
Fight cancer. Apples contain compounds called triterpenoids, which may fight against certain cancers like liver, breast, and colon.
Improve memory. Apples are believed to increase the production of acetylcholine – a neurotransmitter – so they may improve memory and lower your risk of Alzheimer’s.
Anything you think I should add to this list? Just let me know!