An Apple a Day Really is Good for You!

An Apple a Day Really is Good for You!

Fall is officially here and so isapple picking season. Wherever you live, make it a priority to go apple picking this year, there are multiple health benefits. Apple picking reduces stress, take in the scenic views, the fall colors, the sweet smells of apples and the bountiful fruit trees.

The health benefits of apple include improved digestion, prevention of stomach disorders, such as gallstones and constipation, liver disorders, anemia, diabetes, heart disease, rheumatism, eye disorders, a variety of cancers, and gout. Furthermore, they can prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Finally, they aid in dental care and skin care.

There is a long list of health benefits attributed to apples is due to the wealth of vitamins, minerals, nutrients, and organic compounds that are found in them. These important nutritional elements include vitamin C, Vitamin B6, and riboflavin, as well as minerals like potassium, copper and magnesium. Apples are also very good sources of dietary fiber, and a single serving provides 12% of the daily fiber requirement.

Besides just biting into a fresh sweet juicy apple, you can make applesauce, apple butter, apple crisp and of course apple pie, just to name a few. 

You can see why the expression, an apple a day keeps the doctor away is still relevant today and every day as the apple is the perfect fruit!