Ingredient of the Month: Apples!

Does ‘an apple a day’ really keep the doctor away? Well, we’re pretty convinced. Plus, they have a ton of added benefits that you may not already be aware of (hello beautiful skin!). Want to learn why apples are one of the best fruits on the planet? Keep reading:

They increase metabolism.

Green apples are high in fiber and water, which makes you feel fuller than if you grabbed a piece of chocolate from the pantry as a snack. In a study, those who started their meal with apples also ate an average of 200 fewer calories than those who didn't! Trying to keep your weight down? Reach for an apple.

They fight against aging.

Because they’re full of amazing antioxidants, apples can actually help keep your skin elastic and combat against wrinkles. Additionally, it’s vitamin C content helps make collagen - a necessary component of healthy skin! Want a gorgeous complexion? Apples are your answer!

They’re good for your bones.

Did you know that eating fruit is linked to higher bone density? Yep, this awesome fruit contains a bone-building phytonutrient called phloridzin. The antioxidant is only found in apples, and can help improve your bone health while reducing bone breakdown!

They can protect your skin.

Apples produce melanin as a result of their copper content. This compound is what protects your skin from ultraviolet rays! Of course, you should always wear sunscreen, but eating an apple a day is a great way to help keep your skin in check.

They make a great breakfast, snack, or dessert.

This fruit is incredibly diverse, and can be a delicious, healthy way to either start your morning off or satisfy that sweet tooth! Enjoying one alone, dipped in peanut butter, or in bar form is up to you to decide (we like them in our Apple Cinnamon Overnight Oats Bar, of course).

Feel differently about apples now? Cool. They deserve to be a staple in your diet, so make sure you stock up on our Apple Cinnamon bars (as well as all our other flavors) to keep up that healthy diet of yours. Want to learn about some other awesome superfoods? Head on over to our blog page to read more!

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