Updated: Oct 2
Published By Nutrition with Kimberly & Newport Boxfit
You've heard it a million times, "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." Turns out there may be some truth to this. Apples continue to be an incredibly popular fruit and it's easy to see why. Studies show that they're an exceptionally healthy fruit with many research-backed benefits. Here's a short list on how eating more apples can help keep you healthy, along with some delicious ways to add them to your meals.
Reduce bad cholesterol 2. Prevent Alzheimer's disease 3. Decrease risk of diabetes 4. Increases body endurance 5. Protects against colon cancer 6. Boosts your immune system 7. Prevents cataracts 8. Great for radiant skin 9. Protects your heart 10. Offers healthier and whiter teeth 11. Reduces asthma risk 12. Helps protect against Parkinson's disease 13. Treats anemia 14. Moderates IBS symptoms 15. Helps prevent gallstones 16. Brain food 17. Protects your bones 18. Improves weight loss 19. Helps fight cancer with flavonoids 20. Controls high blood pressure
Apple Chips: this recipe is great because it has all natural ingredients, easy snack on the go for adults and kids and easy to make!
- 2 Granny Smith or Pink Lady apples cored and sliced thin (skin may or may not be removed)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- Preheat over to 225F
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper
- Place apple slices on baking sheet in an even layer and sprinkle cinnamon over apples
- Bake for 45 minutes to an hour, or until you see the apples are crisp and golden brown
- Let cool
Healthy Cinnamon Apples: this recipe is great because it's quick to make, good for work, school lunch or on the go snack. There is zero processed sugar. You can freeze this recipe for future or top with granola for "healthy apple crisp". Use as a dinner side dish.
- 4 pounds of any apples, cored and sliced (not thin)
- 2 tablespoons of "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!"
- 1/4 cup all natural apple juice
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 2 to 3 teaspoons arrowroot or cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- Put apples and butter in skillet over medium high heat until butter is melted and toss to cover apples
- Mix apple juice, honey, cinnamon, allspice and salt and pour over apples
- Simmer on medium low heat covered add cornstarch or arrowroot for thickness, sometimes the simmering makes it thick enough
- Stir in apple cider vinegar
- Toss and enjoy!