If you are not educated about what you are eating as of yet, it is time you absolutely must get informed. Your health and well being depend on it as does your children's. I am going to simply so much for you here at Snapshots of Wellness.
Wellness is meant to feel liberating and being thrown tons of information on health & wellness all at once can often leave someone feeling stressed and overwhelmed.
Today, let's chat about a simple fruit that has benefits for your body that I bet you were completely unaware of! Apples! After reading this, go crunch on some apples! The benefits are plenty that kind of blow this girls mind!
"Apples are one of the best sources of the antioxidant quercetin (Antioxidant-rich foods strengthen your ability to fight infection & disease). The fruit may improve immunity and keep you healthy even when you are feeling physically worn down. A group of cyclists took either quercetin supplements or placebo during an intense workout period, as part of a study conducted by researchers at Appalachian State University. Those on the quercetin had a significantly lower chance of developing an upper respiratory tract infection (in the nose, sinuses and throat - such as in the common cold) in the weeks that followed than subjects who took the placebo pill. There's a lot we don't know about supplements, though so stick w/ foods rich in quercetin like apples, citrus fruits, onions, parsley and even red wine".
- Rachel Meltzer Warren, MS, RDN
And if you have time today, read PCRM's article about apples - fascinating!
Created and curated by Kelly, Snapshots of Wellness encourages all of you to cultivate your 'joie de vivre': Compassion for Animals via food, style & lifestyle.