In an age where everyone is looking for a quick fix, and often that includes supplements, it may be worth reviewing some of the benefits of the humble apple. That means eating skin but not the pips!
Type 2 diabetes Women who eat apples (at least one a day) are 28 per cent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who don’t eat apples.
Immune system Red Apples contain quercetin, which has been shown to boost the immune system, particularly in reducing the impact that stress has on our immune response.
Gut They are a great source of pectin, a soluble fibre, which helps to regulate the gut, and can in turn reduce bowel diseases such as cancer and haemorrhoids.
Best eaten in the morning, one or two apples a day may be better for you than expensive, esoteric fruits and supplements.
And for me, the humble apple provides both a visual and physical benefit. I have planted numerous apple trees in our garden, which happens to be where my osteopath treatment room is based. I love choosing which variety to plant, and to pick and eat them every morning in season. And the added bonus is I get the view of the beautiful trees out of my office as well as the health benefits.
If you come for osteopathic treatment when our apples are in season, you never know, you might walk away with one or two home-grown apples