No need to over-complicate things when searching for that healthy snack in the supermarket when an apple can provide you with so many nutrients. For a start, chewing on an apple is much better for your teeth than munching on a bag of sweets, as by biting and chewing on an apple you stimulate the production of saliva in your mouth, which helps to lower the levels of bacteria, reducing your chances of developing tooth decay.
An interesting study has found that drinking apple juice may keep Alzheimer’s disease at bay: those in the test that were fed an apple-enhanced diet had higher levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and performed better on memory tests than those on an apple-free diet.
Just in time for apple season, these recipes are sure to motivate you to don your apron and enjoy the natural sweetness that the delectable apple exudes.
1. Paleo Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
Everyone loves a good pancake stack and this recipe taken from the Paleolithic (“Paleo”) diet is sure to leave you feeling satisfied without bloating–it’s grain-free.
Recipe @ Paleo Newbie
2. Gluten-Free Brown Sugar Apple Oat Muffins
Muffins get a bad reputation as being very unhealthy, but this recipe proves that doesn’t have to be the case. With their gentle-on-the-digestion gluten-free flour and antibacterial and antifungal coconut oil as the binder, they are sure to get the nod from even the most particular of nutritionists.
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Apples are a great heart-friendly food as they are rich in soluble fiber that binds with fats in the intestine, going on to help to lower cholesterol levels.
Recipe @ 24 Carrot Life