Monday, June 25, 2012

How Do You Like Them Apples?

Yes, I totally have been looking for any excuse to use one of the best movie quotes from one of the best movies ever and just couldn't resist it today. : ) 

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Today our theme is the letter 'A' so I am all about Apples! 

An apple a day keeps the Dr. away!

It is well known that apples contain Vitamin C and soluble fiber, which helps to lower blood cholesterol, but did you know that they are also high in antioxidants? They are. Why is that important? Well, because antioxidants have been linked to the prevention of cancer and heart disease.

Apples also have a glycemic index of about 38 which is considered low. They make a great snack any time of day and are an excellent addition to your juice if you are a juicer!

Apple Cider Vinegar

I have posted before about the excellent benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar but I wanted to reiterate a little bit. Here's a few of the great benefits listed on the Bragg's Organic Apple Cider Vinegar website:

  • Rich in enzymes and potassium
  • Supports a healthy immune system
  • Helps control weight
  • Promotes digestion and ph balance 
  • Helps soothe dry throats
  • Helps remove body sludge toxins ( still don't know what those are but they don't sound good)

If you suffer from acid reflux, you need to try apple cider vinegar. My hubby was on prescription meds for his acid reflux which at one point was so bad we ended up spending several hours of our vacation in the ER. Not cool. He was in severe pain and nothing they gave him was helping. Finally they made him drink enough GI cocktails that the pain began to lessen but it did not go away completely until the next day. He started taking apple cider vinegar 3 times a day (1tsp with water) and stopped taking his prescription. Eventually he backed down to about once a day. This was about 3-4 years ago. He no longer has any symptoms of acid reflux and he forgets to take the apple cider vinegar on a daily basis so it's more like once a week now. 

So, in conclusion, eat your apples! Grab one before you hustle out the door in the morning. Keep one in your purse, bag, briefcase, man sack, whatever you carry around. They are quite portable. If you are a gas-station-snack-buyer, they usually have a basket of fruit. Grab an apple out of that instead of your usual bag of chips, cookies, cereal bar, or whatever else you usually grab on the go. Apples are easy, convenient, tasty, and healthy.  

Peace, Love, Happiness!

1 comment:

  1. Great post! Already loved eating apples and this just added to my list of reasons why :)