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DOES AN APPLE A DAY REALLY KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY? WHAT’S SO SPECIAL ABOUT THIS HUMBLE SUPERFRUIT?

“An apple a day…” isn’t just a silly, old saying. There is a myriad of reasons an apple a day could keep the doctor away. This nutritious fruit contains a powerful blend of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and fiber that contribute immensely to wellness and longevity, especially when eaten daily!


Apples are known for their high content of pectin, a soluble fiber with prebiotic effects that feeds beneficial gut bacteria to support digestion and immune health. Pectin can travel through the digestive track like a sponge to absorb harmful substances, such as heavy metals and environmental toxins. It can bind to bile acids which prompts the liver to produce more bile and to do this, the liver utilizes LDL cholesterol from the bloodstream. Pectin fiber also slows down sugar digestion and promotes a gradual release glucose into the bloodstream to offset sugar spikes, energy crashes, and crazy food cravings!


Apples are rich in phytochemicals, particularly flavonoids like quercetin, catechin, and fisetin. Quercetin is an amazing antioxidant known for scavenging harmful free radicals and promoting a healthy inflammatory response in the body. Catechin also exhibits anti-inflammatory properties and supports cardiovascular health by improving blood vessel function. Fisetin protects brain cells from oxidative stress, preserves the structure and function of neurons, and enhances synaptic plasticity, which is the ability of neurons to form new connections.


So have an apple a day. Whether eaten as a snack, juiced, or baked, the versatile apple adds flavor, texture, and nutrition. The skin of the apple is the most nutrient dense part so be sure to choose certified organic for optimal health and nutrition. Just like a Farmer’s Market, Pilgrim’s has a beautiful selection of locally sourced, certified organic, and certified non-GMO apples that are NEVER treated with Apeel or Organipeel coating. Pilgrim’s Market also has certified organic, cold-pressed apple juice and apple desserts, Made Right Here (MRH) at our store to help you keep that apple a day promise!



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