Apples are known to be an all-around fruit. They can be dipped in peanut butter, combined into a fruit salad, or complemented in a dessert such as an apple pie! But why are apples good for you and what can we tell children about apples that they may not already know? Here are a few interesting acknowledgements and fun facts about apples.
Awesome Apple Acknowledgements
Apples contain Alot of Water
Approximately 86% of apples are made up of water (Humans~60%, Infants nearly 75-78% Water)
Apples contribute Advantageous Fibers
Applying Apples to a diet can aid proper digestion and beneficial bacteria (4g fiber/small apple)
Apples connote Accessibility
Apples can be easily found in grocery stores, farmers markets, apple farms
Apples are Assortative
There are many different colors, flavors, and textures of apples (Red, Yellow, Green; Sweet, Tangy, Acidic)
Apples have Antioxidants
Antioxidants are substances that can help reduce chemical imbalances and damages to one’s health
*Approving apples as healthy choices whether as a snack or to acknowledge health benefits is important for children, adults, and elders to recognize. It has been quoted “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” although this may not be entirely accurate, the health benefits of apples are ample for children and families to apprehend.
Arnarson, Atli. Apples 101: Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits. Authority Nutrition. Kris Gunnars, July 2015. Web. 6 June 2016.