I’m going to get all Caption Obvious for a sec…k?
An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
But really though.
Apples have so many amazing benefits & I feel like they’re the totally forgotten fruit.
Pretty much people treat them like they’re a basic bitch.
& it’s so WRONG, wrong, wrong. Apples are the furthest thing from basic.
They’re actually kind of insane. Why?
1.) Apples whiten teeth…yup, that’s right. Chewing an apple reduces tooth decay because it lowers the levels of bacteria.
2.) Their peels have “potent anti-growth activities against cancer cells in the liver, colon, and breasts.” Oh, hey.
3.) Decreases ricks of diabetes, Parkinson’s, & Alzheimer’s.
4.) Apples are high in fiber which means you’ll feel full quicker & longer. Meow.
5.) The beautiful, shiny fruit boosts the immune system ( hello, antioxidant quercetin!! ), detoxifies the liver, helps alleviate hemorrhoids ( too much info? What’s new ), & prevents cataracts.
6.) They also help with diarrhea AND constipation.
7.) Want to reduce your cholesterol? Good news: “the soluble fibre found in apples binds with fats in the intestine, which translates into lower cholesterol levels and a healthier you.”
8.) Fun fact: my dad has hiatal hernia & says the trick to keeping it under control is a red, delicious apple at night. He eats one before bed to curb any symptoms.
Ok, let’s get to the good stuff: three ingredient apple pie dip.
So damn good, so damn easy.
I found this recipe on Loni Jane’s Instagram. All you do is let about seven to ten-ish ( depending on how many peeps ) pitted dates soak in filtered water for one hour. After that pour dates into a blender, add two heaping scoops of chia seeds, & a bunch of sprinkles of cinnamon. Blend ( a food processor works best, FYI ). Slice apples ( I like to use different kinds/colors for a lil extra flair ), sprinkle some cinnamon on top of them, & serve. Enjoy your apple pie dip made from nature’s candy: fruit.
What’s your favorite fruit? Maybe I’ll try to make a dip out of it!
P.S. dates are well, kind of everything. I like to use one for sweetening green smoothies. MMMmmm.