We've all heard that "an apple a day will keep the doctor away." Although there are many other factors involved, a daily apple to keep you healthy, is definitely a step in the right direction. Apples are delicious, easy to carry for snacking, low in calories, a natural mouth freshener, and they are still very inexpensive.
Apples are a highly nutritious and cleansing fruit. They are a good source of vitamins A, C and B1 and rich in a number of minerals including potassium, calcium, phosphorus and sodium, and the bioflavonoid quercetin.
Apples are rich in pectin, which can help reduce high cholesterol levels and remove toxic metals such as lead and mercury from the body. In addition, apple juice (freshly squeezed with no added sugar) is very cleansing for the liver and gall bladder.
Almost half of the vitamin C content and fiber is just underneath the skin.
There are many varieties of apples on the market today, although most people have only tasted one or two of the most popular such as Pink Ladies, Red Delicious or Granny Smiths. Apples can be sweet, tart, soft and smooth or crisp and crunchy, depending on the one you choose. There is an apple to suit almost everyone's taste so have an apple today!
Harris Farm have a great range of apples that are always fresh and delicious. When it comes to the ever popular dried apple rings, the healthiest kind are the Unsulfured Dried Apple Slices. These ones come in a resealable bag.
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