Here’s another reason to munch on an apple a day: Brain Power! Apples are a leading source of quercetin, which is an antioxidant plant chemical that protects your brain cells and helps keep your mental juices flowing.
According to researchers at Cornell University, quercetin defends your brain cells from free radical attacks which can damage the outer lining of delicate neurons and eventually lead to cognitive decline. You will find most of the quercetin in the skins so for extra brainpower and more fiber, eat the apple and skin.
Another great thing about apples are they are one of the easiest fruits to keep and carry without fear of bruising or damaging. Whether they are eaten with peanut butter or baked in a healthy muffin, you can feel good about sneaking another bite of an apple as you are on your way to a healthier life.
I love using apples when I juice, but one of my favorite snacks with an apple is my Apple Nut Crunch.