How Can an Apple Save your New Year’s Resolutions?
Starting the New Year with One Good Habit.
It’s that time of year again when we shed the old year and look forward to a new one filled with hopes and resolutions. However, statistics show that our new year ambitions will likely be forgotten by mid February. There’s one simple, healthy habit that can keep you on track – eat an apple a day. Some of the most common New Year’s resolutions are to: lose weight, save more money, get (or stay) fit and healthy, and live life to its fullest. Here’s how eating Ambrosia apples can give you a little bit of help keeping these resolutions.
Weight Management. A medium size Ambrosia apple has about 90 calories but it’s packed with fibre and water. This makes it a great snack if you’re watching your weight because having an Ambrosia before a meal will help you feel full and will support good digestion.
Spend Less, Save More. In his book, Finish Rich, David Bach introduced something called the ‘latte effect’ to explain how people mindlessly spend money every day without realizing the cumulative effect. The same holds true for snacking. To avoid spending money at the cafe or snack machine when you hit your daily afternoon slump, simply grab that Ambrosia apple that you brought from home instead. You’ll satisfy your need for a pick-me-up and you’ll save money doing it.
Stay Fit & Healthy. Ambrosia apples have a variety of health benefits – not the least of which is that it’s a healthier choice compared to what many people reach for when they need something sweet. Apples are an excellent source of immune-boosting vitamin C. They’re also rich in antioxidants, flavanoids and dietary fibre to further support the quest for optimal health. When it comes to staying fit, Ambrosia apples help there too. Eating an apple before a run or workout will help provide your body with sustainable energy without leaving you feeling heavy and full. They’re also a great, natural way to help your muscles recover from a workout. Ambrosia apples even help you sleep better. Good sleep is one of the cornerstones of good health.
Live Life to its Fullest. Recent studies have found that people who eat apples are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s. Apples have also been linked to lower cholosterol levels and improved cardio vascular health. Because apples are high in soluble fibre, eating one helps to regulate blood sugar levels so you can avoid mood swings and handle stress better. Add to that, happiness-boosting quercetin (an antioxidant found in Ambrosia apples that helps fuel neurotransmitters in the brain), and you really will be ready to live life to its fullest.
So, before you give up on your New Year’s resolution, remember, you’ve got a secret weapon – Ambrosia apples. Here’s to a happy and healthy 2017.