Here’s the deal. I’ll be honest with you. I like red apples. I like their sweetness and their flavor. BUT – I consume green apples on a daily basis. Why, you ask? You might think it’s silly that the color on the outside of the apple matters when the inside is exactly the same. Well, that’s a pretty logical view point, I suppose. But the truth is, green apples are packed with more nutrients – and thus have more health benefits – than their red counterparts.
Green (Granny Smith) apples have:
Higher antioxidant levels
More anti-aging and beauty benefits
and More vitamins
than red apples!
Granny smith apples have a higher nutrient density than any red apples! Be sure to grab some organic green apples!
One of the amazing things about the green apple is its ability to keep digestive and filter organs in tip-top shape. Eating green apples daily can help to reverse the effects of past drinking on the liver, prevent colon cancer, AND prevent gallbladder and kidney stones!
Not enough to brave the sour taste? Ok, what about this, then? Many commercial cosmetic products (particularly those that advertise anti-aging benefits) contain green apples for their high vitamin content and their immense skin benefits. People who consume green apples regularly tend to have smoother, blemish-free skin!
A quick side-note about apples. All apples – green, red or yellow – need to be purchased organic. Sadly, apples are not only on the now-famous “dirty dozen” list of fruits and veggies most affected by pesticides, but they are really at the top of that list. Their skins are so thin and the core and stem so absorbent that no amount of washing and peeling can get rid of all those nasty pesticides. The whole fruit absorbs them like the sponge.
Now back to those little green apples. If you really cannot stand the flavor and taste of green apples, do what I do: snack on the red ones and use the green ones in a nutrient dense green smoothie. I love making smoothies with green apples, and I make a bunch of different ones depending on my mood. Here’s one of my favorites:
Glorious Green (Apple) Smoothie
- 1 green apple
- 4 kale leaves
- 1 cup spinach
- 1/2 head romaine lettuce
- 2 stalks celery
- 1 banana
- 1 tablespoon of hemp seeds
- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
- 2-3 cups filtered water
Place all ingredients in a blender. The amount of water you add will determine how thin or thick your smoothie is. If you like it on the thicker side, use less water. If you like it on the thinner side, add more water.
So the next time you’re shopping for apples don’t just rush to the sweet red ones. Stop by the green ones and ask yourself, “How ’bout them apples?”
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