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25 January 2018

12 Reasons To Eat More Envy™ Apples

Whether you're still sticking to that healthy new year's resolution or you just enjoy Envy™ apples (almost) as much as we do, there's no denying the health benefits they provide. That’s right, besides being satisfyingly sweet, crisp, and oh-so craveable, apples are known to boost your health in a variety of ways. In fact, we’ve compiled TWELVE different ways Envy™ apples can help keep your body in tip-top shape.

1. Aid in Digestion

Apples are rich in fiber, which helps your body’s digestive process. Regular consumption of apples helps food pass through your digestive tract smoothly and can prevent constipation and stomach disorders.

2. Improve Vision

Apples are believed to make the eyes stronger and improve eyesight. This is due to the fact that apples are rich in flavonoid compounds and antioxidant phytonutrients, which can reduce the impact of free radicals on the eyes while preventing conditions like macular degeneration, cataracts, and glaucoma.

3. Weight Loss

Aside from the normal ability of fibrous fruits to make us feel full and increase satiety, thereby reducing appetite and overeating, apples actually speed up your metabolism and burn calories consumed after quicker.

4. Skin Care

Pastes made of apple and honey (or other variations) increase the shine and glow of your skin when topically applied. This is again due to the powerful antioxidants in the skin and flesh of apples. These compounds counteract the damaging effects of free radicals that are directly linked to premature aging, as well as wrinkles, age spots, and other age-related conditions.

5. Dental Care

Eating apples helps keep your teeth and gums clean! When you eat an apple, the fiber in them cleanses the teeth, while the antibacterial properties keep bacteria and viruses from infecting the body.

6. Prevent Cancer

Apples show an undeniable capacity to reduce breast, colon, and lung cancer, and slow its spread if it does develop. This is in part due to the high phytonutrient content, including kaempferol and quercetin.

7. Improve Intestinal Health

Having a healthy gut, full of beneficial bacteria is one of the most essential parts of your well-being. Apples stimulate your metabolism and balance bacteria within the digestive tract, which maximizes nutrient uptake and eliminates harmful bacteria and toxins.

8. Treat Anemia

Apples are a rich source of iron, which makes them useful in treating anemia. Since iron increases the number of red blood cells in the body, apples can prevent anemia and ensure proper oxygenation of essential organ systems to keep them functioning properly.

9. Control Diabetes

Blood sugar control is crucial for people who suffer from diabetes and apples can help! The polyphenols found in apples have been directly linked to reducing the uptake of carbohydrates by the body, which reduces the fluctuation of blood sugar levels and lowers glucose absorption in your digestive tract.

10. Reduce Weakness

Apples are known to reduce weakness by helping to detoxify the body and improve overall health. The combination of antioxidant compounds and protein found in apples can have a major role in preventing weakness and improving muscle tone.

11. Prevent Neurological Issues

Apples have shown a positive impact in preventing two of the most tragic conditions, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The antioxidant effects of the phytonutrient compounds in apples help reduce the degeneration of brain tissue. They also increase the amount of acetylcholine in the brain, which is linked to concentration, problem-solving, and memory.

12. Prevent Heart Diseases

Apples lower the level of cholesterol in the body, making it a strong defensive mechanism against cardiovascular diseases.

As you can see, there's some truth to the age old saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Take advantage of these health benefits by incorporating Envy™ apples into your diet. Click here for some of our favorite ways to enjoy Envy™.

Data provided by Organic Facts

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