AN APPLE A DAY
It's the perfect time of year to form new habits and make healthy decisions! We live by the phrase, "Easy, Quick, & Healthy," and we love sharing our enthusiasm for making nutritious choices. As we head into the new year, consider adding the simple apple to your diet.
We've all heard that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but there is more to this saying than you might realize.
- Apples are a great source of fiber, vitamin C, potassium and antioxidants.
- Have you heard of quercetin? Apples contain this antioxidant plant compound that may help fight inflammation and damage from free radicals.
- Due to their high level of fiber and relatively low caloric level, apples are a popular fruit to help curb an appetite and are thus a complement to a healthy weight-loss plan.
The Perfect Side Dish
Making homemade applesauce is a fun way to enjoy apples. Our freeze-dried apple dices are already the perfect size to use.
Simply place apple dices in a saucepan on low heat and add a little water at a time to help rehydrate the dices.
Place the lid on the pan, and mush the apples once they start to break down.
Optional: Add cinnamon spice to your applesauce for a twist.
Cool in the fridge and enjoy!
Atli Arnarson, BSc, PhD. (2019, May 8). Apples 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits. Retrieved December 20, 2021, from Healthline: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/foods/apples#plant-compounds
Ryan Rayman, MS, RD. (2020, July 1). What Is Quercetin? Benefits, Foods, Dosage, and Side Effects. Retrieved December 20, 2021, from Healthline: https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/quercetin#_noHeaderPrefixedContent