We’ve all heard the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” But did you know that having an apple a day also keeps ageing away? Bet that’s something new for you. It was for me.
Actually, apples are a blessing for your skin. Wanna know how?
Skin Benefits of Apples
Apples are rich in nutrients for the overall better health of your skin. Some of the most attractive skin benefits of Apples include:
- They have a high content of Vitamin C which helps build collagen
- Their levels of copper encourage your skin to produce melanin. On an average, a large apple has 60 mcg of copper and that’s really good for improving skin texture and colour.
- At the same time, having more melanin in your skin protects it from the harmful UV rays of the sun and builds healthy tissues, eyes, and hair.
- Small amounts of Vitamin A are also found in apples which is excellent for skin-brightening.
- In apples, Vitamin A appears in the form of retinoids, which help build healthy skin and reduce the risk of skin cancer. Having just one apple can contribute up to five percent of a woman’s daily requirements for Vitamin A.
A few delicious Apple Recipes
Apples make for a healthy and quick snack when chopped, sprinkled with cinnamon and spread with almond butter. Perfect for the lunchbox, apples are a delicious addition to several sweet and savoury dishes.
Some of the most interesting ways of using Apples in your food include:
Apple & Carrot Pancakes
Pancakes with apples & carrots sounds like a delicious idea. Pancakes make for the perfect breakfast because they are filling and quick to prepare. And the best part about them is that you can make them sweet or savory with a wide choice of ingredients and toppings. Some of the most preferred toppings for these pancakes include maple cream cheese, honey, simple maple syrup, chocolate sauce, etc. I tried them without any topping and they were just amazing.
Read the recipe for these yummy pancakes here.
There’s nothing more refreshing than a glass of freshly squeezed juice. And when it’s a combination of multiple flavors, it’s just the best! As the name suggests, this concoction contains Pineapple and Apple juice along with a hint of grape juice and honey. An original recipe, this mocktail a burst of different tastes that will fill you up with energy in an instant. You can also give it to your little ones for their daily dose of nutrients. It’s a great mix for the body, skin, and mind. Try it today!
Read the recipe here.
Apple pie is a classic dessert loved by all, and it can be easily made at home using pie crusts and a fruity filling. The pie-crusts can be made at home or bought from the store, and for the filling all you need are fresh and delicious apples, sugar, a hint of lemon juice, and cardamom. Doesn’t that sound like a delectable combination? It actually is! Super-easy to make, this beautiful looking Apple Pie is one delicacy everyone would relish!
Read the recipe for the easiest Apple Pie here.
Cottage Cheese Apple Salad
This is unique. Made with home-made or ready-made cottage cheese (paneer) and apples, this hearty apple salad has a twist-of-taste that your senses will love. Throw in some walnuts and raisins in this mix for a sweet nutty feel and you have a dish that’s above the ordinary. And the best part is, it is so very easy to make! This delicious salad may be served as a side dish with dinner or after dinner as well. It’s perfect for a classy party or a casual family meal.
Read the recipe here.
There are two reasons why this salad has such a different name. Number one, it is made with 3 ingredients whose initials are A, B, and C. And number two, making it is as simple as A-B-C! This salad brings a refreshing twist to the fruit-veggie combo by combining Apple, Banana and Cucumber. Clever or what! Making this lemon dressed salad is a 10 minute job and it’s mouth-watering too! A perfect fit for kids, this is a great way to make sure they get their dose of nutrition every day.
Read the recipe for this easy salad here.
I’m sure after reading this your next grocery list will include a whole lot of apples! Wanna explore some more delicious Apple recipes? Click here.