Nutrient Rich Apple
The nutrient rich apple is perhaps the most frequently eaten fruit due to it’s availability, there are reportedly over 7,000 varieties worldwide!
Although it may take more than an apple a day to keep us healthy, there is still something reassuring about biting into a bright crisp apple as part of a healthy anti aging diet.
Apples are part of the rose family and come in as many varieties and
colors as their floral cousins. Whether you choose the tart Granny Smith, or the sweet Red Delicious, apples are portable and prepared to give you that quick nutritional fix wherever you go.
All sayings aside–apples have been studied for their cardiovascular benefits to lower risks in many diseases. The soluble and insoluble fiber combined with the other nutrients in apples helps stabilize blood cholesterol and also help regulate blood sugar and improve intestinal functions.
studies are showing promise on the apple’s ability to lower risk of
certain cancers such as breast, colon and in particular lung cancer.
Apples have also shown promise in relieving the severity of symptoms of those who suffer from asthma.
Perhaps the most effective aid
to the body is the apples cleansing ability. Due to a fibre called
Pectin, which attracts and combines with toxins and metals to help flush
from the body.
Nutrient Rich Apple
- Dietary Fiber – Soluble and Insoluble
- Vitamins A & C
Healthy Nutrient Rich Apple Food Tips
Although tasty and good for you, apple sauce and apple juice are
not as nourishing as the whole apple. Also make sure to eat the skin as
not only are the aromatics that give apples their luscious fragrance
stored there but also the fiber and almost half of the Vitamin C is
just below the skin so you will effectively strip away the apple
benefits by peeling.
Eating an apple fifteen minutes before a full meal may reduce overall hunger and therefore help you consume less. They add bulk and a sense of fullness that will help those who are dieting.
you store apples in bulk, make sure to remove any apples that are
bruised or damaged in any way. We have heard the adage of “one bad apple
spoils the whole bunch.” This is due to ethylene gas release and one
bad apple will truly start to taint the good ones in your storage
Creamy Apple Parfait
- 1 Granny Smith Apple (diced into ½ inch cubes–skin on)
- 1 Red Delicious Apple (diced into ½ inch cubes– skin on)
- 1 Golden Delicious Apple (diced into ½ inch cubes–skin on)
- Low fat Vanilla Yogurt
- Low fat Granola
is a great breakfast idea or for a beautiful way to start off dazzling
your guests at a brunch! This makes about four servings.
Tip – After slicing the apples, make sure to place them in a bowl with some lemon juice to keep them from browning)
with four parfait glasses (or any other decorative glass). Start by
adding about 1 tablespoon of the low fat granola into the bottom of each
of the glasses. Then add a layer of the yogurt to cover the granola.
Add just a tiny sprinkle of cinnamon to the yogurt layer. Then add a layer of one of the apple cubes (your choice of which goes first).
the process of adding a layer of yogurt/cinnamon sprinkle and apples
until you have used all three types of apples finishing with the yogurt
as a topping (no cinnamon on top).
Sprinkle with a bit more granola. You can garnish with a sprig of mint and/or a cinnamon stick for effect!
A healthy, nutrient rich apple is a tasty and totally mobile addition to your Anti Aging Diet!
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