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The Ancient Apple: Versatile - Save It to Eat Later - Still Satisfies

Updated on November 18, 2020
The Apple is the most widely grown fruit in the world. Some say it's the king of fruits. Others tout it as the weight conscious's friend or ally. All will agree that it is a nutrition goldmine of vitamins and minerals.
The Apple is the most widely grown fruit in the world. Some say it's the king of fruits. Others tout it as the weight conscious's friend or ally. All will agree that it is a nutrition goldmine of vitamins and minerals. | Source

The Ancient Apple Stands The Test Of Time

The ancient apple still tastes good. It still satisfies. You can still carry it with you in your pocket or purse saving it to eat later. Today, doctors still are recommending you eat at least one a day, more if you can manage it. The apple has endured through diets and nearly every kind of study, continuously amazing nutritionists and scientists globally with its life preserving and healing properties in the fight against obesity, diabetes, cancer and lung disease mentioning just these few. The apple is sure to go through many more studies and changes as food scientists prefer using dependable nutrition as a reference as they study new ways of incorporating more nutrition into the human diet.

Experts contend the best tasting apple pies are those that combine both tart and sweet apples.
Experts contend the best tasting apple pies are those that combine both tart and sweet apples. | Source
Pear-apple hybrids are among the newest apple hybrid varieties.
Pear-apple hybrids are among the newest apple hybrid varieties. | Source

Much More Than Apple Pie

Its almost an insult and a bit of an oxymoron to suggest that apples are known more for their wonderful taste and sentimental value found in our American apple pie than in the amazing health benefits we derive from eating them raw. But that's the plain truth of the matter. On the other hand how fortunate for us that the 7000 or so varieties of apples around the world are a pleasure to the palate.

There have been more desserts made with apples than any other fruit, beginning with the infamous apple pie. This humble looking fruit has been in more bake offs than any other food contest. Let's see, besides the basic apple pie, there's apple cobbler, apple turnover, apple crumb, apple Betty, apple tart and no kidding the list really does go on. To that list add all the apple desserts from around the world. So yes we have a love affair with apples and it works to our benefit when you add the health benefits to the picture.

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Studies Consistent:Apples Are A Health Asset

Studies have consistently shown that including apples in your diet regularly contributes to your overall health and is a strong protection against many diseases. If you like to walk or run, apples are a good insurance policy that will help keep those bones you depend on for walking and running strong. For those seeking cosmetic or beauty benefits, take the humble apple seriously for keeping your skin smooth, moist and supple. Concerned about your weight? Again the apple is excellent as an ally to effective weight management.

If you or a family member have asthma, add apples and apple juice to the diet. It's been shown to lessen that awful wheezing that can plague you unexpectedly during stressful situations. Is the versatile apple a cure all. Probably not, but it certainly could be a strong health resource to anyone seeking better health without spending a fortune.

Go ahead, enjoy that award winning Apple Betty. But remember to eat lots of apples raw too and enjoy all of its versatility.

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    • Babbyii profile imageAUTHOR

      Barb Johnson 

      6 years ago from Alaska's Kenai Peninsula

      Thanks for the encouragement & the vote, lions44. I love my apples too. Keep evangelizing. A few will hear you.

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      CJ Kelly 

      6 years ago from the PNW

      Great work. I almost never miss my daily apple. I feel like an apple "evangelist." Can't say enough. Although I would recommend the organic as much as possible. Certain times of the year they are not really available. But either way, a great food. Voted up.


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