An Apple A Day Really Does Keep the Doctor Away!

Many studies have powerful scientific evidence that an apple a day really does keep the doctor away!

Because nature created the apple with more than 10,000 different nutrients, they make the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” pretty accurate. Studies from Cornell University and UCLA suggest that Apples seem particularly good at fending off various diseases, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. 

“To protect yourself against cardiovascular disease and several forms of cancer, it’s important to include at least seven servings – and preferably more – of fruits and vegetables in your diet every day, but if there’s one particular type of fruit you want to make sure you eat every day, it’s an apple,” said Dr. James Barnard, UCLA professor and researcher to Pritikin

Apples are extremely high in antioxidants, flavonoids, polyphenols, and fibers, which all contribute to a better overall health. They can improve your heart health because of the many soluble fibers, which help support your blood cholesterol level. Antioxidants help boost your immune system, and the fibers act like a prebiotic to help improve your gut health.

Try to eat only organically grown apples

Apples are fruits you should only eat if they are organic or organically grown because you can’t wash off the pesticides used in conventional orchards. Ingesting these pesticides, are known to cause hormone disruption and inflammation in your body.

Fresh organic apples is a great treat for the kid's lunch boxes, and as a fresh ingredient in a Fall salad. If you cut the apples, you can avoid them from turning brown by adding a little lemon juice to them.

Add almonds to offset the natural sugar in apples

As you might know, fruit contains natural sugar! I always recommend eating 5-10 almonds together with the apple. Adding this good fat to your food will help ensure your blood sugar doesn't spike. The fat in the almonds helps to slowly release the sugar from the fruit into your bloodstream

Fall in the perfect season for apples

Now is the perfect time of year to add some apples to your diet. At LeJuicery MarketHouse Express we're "fall"ing into apples with our new Fall smoothie, Apple Cobbler, and Fall juices, Butterfly Kiss (spinach, pineapple, apple, cucumber, pineapple + sage); Kaleidoscope (carrot, beet, apple, ginger + acai); and Apple Harvest Cider (apple, orange, cinnamon, clove + hint of ginger). Check out our other eats and drinks here.

Looking for some more fun facts about apples? Download this PDF from the U.S. Apple Association