3 (more) Reasons To Eat Your Apples

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. And the dentist, the cardiologist, the gastroenterologist…  This is an old saying with new scientific evidence to back it up, giving us more reasons than ever to eat our apples. Here are a few of our favorites.

Apples are good for your teeth

Eating fruit is a terrific way to satisfy your sweet tooth, get good calories, and have a healthy dose of fiber. Dentists agree. When you bite into an apple, your salivary glands kick in to help rinse your mouth of bacteria and other food particles.

Even the folks at Colgate think of apples as nature’s toothbrush for a post-meal brushing (crunching).

Apples are good for your heart

Like all fruits, we know apples have fiber. But they also have something called polyphenois that have antioxidant effects. These are part of scientific evidence linking apples to reducing the risk of stroke by 20% and preventing heart disease by lowering blood pressure.

Stressed out? Take a deep breath, bite into an apple, and think thoughts of calm blue ocean.

Your belly loves apples

Other than visits with our GP, we don’t talk much about intestinal health. Maybe we should. Did you know we have around 10 feet of intestines? That’s probably something we should keep happy.

One of the keys to good gut health is good bacteria and the fiber in apples is willing to lend a hand. Happy belly = happy human.

More reasons to eat more apples

We might be a bit biased about the awesomeness of apples. Part of our goal is to have more people eat more apples – not just because we grow them, but also because they’re a delicious and healthy snack. So we’re thrilled to see doctors and researchers help people to find scientific reasons for eating more apples.

Looking for more? Here’s another 10 health benefits from eating apples. You’re welcome.


note: that tooth and apple photo is from steemit.com, and our VP really does have one of the cutest dogs on the planet

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About Jeannette LeBlanc

Jeannette LeBlanc is the Communications Specialist for Okanagan Specialty Fruits, and lives in the sunny Okanagan Valley. She has a keen interest in sustainable food systems and the people working on responsible ways to help feed the planet.