An Apple a Day

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Everyone knows the old Welsh proverb that goes “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. What many people may not realize is that there is a surprising amount of truth in these wise words. Along with the banana, apples are one of the most commonly eaten fruits in the world. Studies show that they can potentially be amazing for your skin as well as offering anti-viral and anti-cancer properties.

Apples have an impressive antioxidant profile which includes Quercetin, which not only is great for skin health and detoxification, but can also aid in exercise by making more oxygen available to the lungs. They are also a great source of soluble fiber, keeping you satiated and nourished while being relatively low in calories. As with all foods, the best apples are those which are local and in season. Autumn is a perfect time to stop by your local farmers market or take a trip apple picking with your family to get a few more apples in.