By Megan Stapleton
Summer is over which means it’s time to put away the shorts and break out the boots and jeans. This, of course, doesn’t mean you should stop taking care of yourself. You’ll be amazed at the unexpected benefits apples can provide you this fall.
1. Beautiful Skin
Treat your skin to a radiant booster with an at-home green apple mask. The fruit helps moisturize and smooth fine lines. The recipe is below; it sounds so good you could eat it with a side of veggies!
In a blender, puree 1 chopped green apple with ½ cup slip green grapes; add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and ¼ cup aloe vera, and continue blending until you have a thick paste. Apply to face, wait 15 minutes. Then rinse with warm water. Enjoy!
2. Prettier Teeth
Don’t peel the skin! Depending on the person, some like Granny Smith, Fiji, Red Delicious etc., and some like to eat their apples without the skin. Well, the skin of the apple is packed with antioxidants, which helps fight bacteria. The biting and chewing of an apple stimulates the production of salvia in your mouth, reducing tooth decay by lowering levels of bacteria. That means clean teeth!
Detoxing has been a trend that’s been going on for the past year, whether it’s a juice cleanse or an all green veggie diet. Here’s another one to fit into that category: apples can be used to detoxify your liver. Your liver is responsible for clearing out all the toxins in your body, even the cheese fries you ate the other night. One of the best and easiest things you can eat to detoxify your liver is fruits like apples. Put them into a smoothie or have them as snack with some peanut! Check out this yummy recipe from paleoeatsandtreats.com.
4. Healthy Hair
Goodbye dry flaky hair, welcome new shiny hair! Apple cider vinegar is believed to nix the bacteria that may contribute to dandruff, says Cal Orey, the Author of The Healing Power of Vinegar. This is perfect timing to prep your hair for the winter when your skin and scalp get dry.
Try this remedy while you’re in the shower: massage a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar directly into washed scalp; leave on for 1 minute then rinse.
That’s all for now. Since fall is here, enjoy a healthier recipe to caramel covered apples you can make with your friends this weekend!