Health comes with the Apples!

Autumn is the apple-picking* season. Recently, many of us have brought to their homes the fruit, which supports your health enormously. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” is not said just by chance: apples have enormous benefits for your health and your well-being.

It is important to me that you take care of your health even if you do not come to see me for an osteopathy session. That’s why I give you some information about one of our favourite local fruits, which we can find all around Montreal at this time of the year. Let’s have a look at the benefits of apples.

Photo: Pixabay – Going to the osteopath is one aspect of keeping yourself healthy but you also should choose good food that supports your health.

Health benfits of Apples

  • Apples support cell hydration
  • They are anti-inflammatory and help you prevent sickness.
  • They are a “brain food” supporting the neurons, due to so-called phytochemicals.
  • Red apples support digestion.
  • Apples detoxify the body, purify the organs and clean the colon.
  • They improve the circulation of the lymphatic system
  • Apples help repair damaged skin and regulate the blood sugar.
  • Apples contain trace minerals such as manganese and molybdenum, electrolytes and mineral salts. They make them an optimal source for cell-hydration after stress or exercise.
Photo: Pixabay – Apples are a perfect fruit to prevent sickness.

The fruit of hope

The apple gives emotional support: stored during the winter time – when the world seems forgotten and cold – it reminds us of life, the sunlight, and the summer.

Autor Anthony William recommends bringing more apples into your life if you have the following conditions: kidney or liver troubles, arthritis, thyroid troubles, adrenal fatigue, bloating, general fatigue, pre-menstrual symptoms. The list is not extensive, the complete list can be found in his book “Life-changing Foods”.

Dip-dip the apple!

Last but not least, I want to present you the perfect apple snack for the afternoon when your kids come back from school

You need:

  • Two sliced apples
  • 6 pitted dates
  • 1\4 teaspoon of cinnamon

Soak the dried dates in water for two hours until they are softened. Blend the dates and the cinnamon until they are combined. Serve the dip alongside the apple slices. Your family will love it!

*I went apple picking at the Verger Ecologique Philion, in Hemmingford. I found all the information about apples presented here in the book: #Lifechangingfoods, by Anthony William.

Photo: Pixabay – Apples are excellent to keep you healthy during the winter.