“An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” This old proverb may in fact be correct. Apples contain Vitamin C, Fiber, Potassium (which can prevent fluid retention), and virtually no fat. Studies have shown that people who eat apples have less abdominal fat, smaller waist lines, lower blood pressure, and less “bad” cholesterol. Eating apples may protect against Alzheimer’s disease and colon cancer (RIP Audrey Hepburn xoxo).
Be sure that you keep your apples stored in a cool dark place, in a bag with holes in it (like the drawer in your fridge). Keeping apples in a light or warm place allows them to lose their vitamin C content. Be sure to leave the skin on it! The skin contains the majority of the good stuff (up to 5x more than the inside).
Cut your apple up for later and don’t want it to brown? Put the cut slices into a bowl with 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice mixed with water and save for later!
Do you eat apples? Have any good apple recipes?
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