The Bottom Line: December 1st is Eat A Red Apple Day!
The Full Story:
December 1st is Eat A Red Apple Day! You know the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away?” It's true – well, sort of. What keeps doctors away is eating healthy AND taking care of yourself. But it’s easy to see why apples were tapped as such a good food for such a cause.
They have high nutritional value, for one. In fact, the peel alone contains antioxidants that help reduce damaged cells and fight diseases. Added bonus? Apples are also fat, sodium, and cholesterol free. They’re also super versatile – and can be eaten raw, cooked, baked, or juiced.
For the record, there are 7,500 varieties of apples grown throughout the world - they come in a variety of shapes, flavors, and colors including all shades of red, green, and yellow. So snack on your favorite variety (our favorites include Gala and Macoun, which aren’t red, as much as pink…but hey, that’s a shade of red!) and celebrate Eat a Red Apple Day!