Ambrosia Apples vs. Winter
Fighting the Effects of Winter One Tasty Bite at a Time
Canadian winters can be a lot of fun if you embrace the weather but the shorter days, cold air, and impulse to stay inside can pose some problems. Luckily, Ambrosia apples can be a big part of your arsenal in fighting the effects of winter.
Let’s consider some of the challenges we face during the winter months in Canada.
During the winter months it’s common for our skin to get a little drier. This happens because the humidity drops, the air is colder and drier, and we generally perspire less. The moisture we do have in our skin evaporates quickly in the dry, winter air. So, how can eating Ambrosia apples help us with dry skin? There are multiple ways. Firstly, the best way to combat dry skin is through a hydrating diet. Ambrosia apples are 84% water which makes eating them a great (and tasty) way to increase hydration. Ambrosia apples also have vitamin C, A, and E which help the skin produce collagen. Vitamin K is another vitamin found in Ambrosia apples which aids blood circulation which can reduce the redness and inflammation of winter skin. Ambrosia apples are also high in antioxidants which your skin needs to combat the free radicals it encounters.
The short days, the decreased amount of sunshine, and the need to be inside a little more often during the winter months can leave us feeling a little bit blue. While eating a beautiful, crunchy Ambrosia apple can be a pick-me-up in and of itself, there’s a little more to it. Eating an Ambrosia apple every day is part of a healthy diet, which research shows is key in combating the winter blues. In addition, Ambrosia apples contain quercetin which is an antioxidant that feeds neurotransmitters in the brain. When these neurotransmitters are healthy, we feel happier. Ambrosia apples also have vitamins B and C, plus magnesium – all of which help to combat feelings of stress.
Lack of Energy
Winter has a way of making us feel tired. It could be the shorter days or the fact that we’re just naturally more sedentary. But, who has the luxury of hibernating all winter? Luckily, Ambrosia apples can help boost your energy during these winter months. Eating apples combats low energy with nutrient-rich calories, fibre, vitamins and minerals. Plus, the hydrating nature of apples that is so beneficial to your winter skin is also going to help boost your energy. Even the crunchiness of Ambrosia apples will give you an extra boost of positive energy – which you might need as you shovel the sidewalks!
In the new year, many people vow to lose a few of those extra pounds gained during the festive season. But, winter can be a particularly difficult time to drop those pounds. The weather can make it hard to get out and get exercise and we may reach for more calorie-dense comfort foods as we huddle inside against the cold. Luckily, Ambrosia apples can help with maintaining a healthy weight. Eating an Ambrosia apple before a meal can help you feel full sooner and reduce the risk of overeating. Ambrosia apples can contribute to a healthy gut, which in turn aids in digestion and reduces inflammation. Plus, that extra bit of energy we just mentioned can help you stick to your exercise commitments.
With so many benefits to eating Ambrosia apples, winter’s going to be a breeze!