I love apples. Ask any of my friends or family members and they’ll confirm. During apple season here in Michigan I have been known to eat up to 10 apples in a single day!
My love of apples began in childhood and, as most food childhood obsessions, was based on exposure and deliciousness. I grew up in Michigan and we picked apples every single fall. After our apple picking adventures, an enormous basket of apples would sit in our garage for weeks and I loved running out to choose one of the many apples from the ever-shrinking pile.
I loved (and still love) that you can get so much variety from just one fruit. That’s why I can eat up to 10 a day! McIntosh will always be my favorite, but I can never pass up a crunchy Granny Smith or a sweet Golden Delicious. There are actually over 7,000 varieties of apples worldwide. Crazy.
As I grew older, I realized that the fruit I loved was also good for me. Apples are a great source of fiber, which can aid digestion and help keep your stomach happy. The skins are a fantastic source of antioxidants. Antioxidants are just generally good for you and may even help reduce your risk of cancer! Apples are also packed full of vitamins that help strengthen your immune system so the old saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” may actually be true.
Do your body (and your taste buds) a favor and grab an apple (you have so many varieties to choose from!) today.