This years Halloween could give a much needed boost to both children’s health and to the British economy. That old adage of an apple a day keeping the doctor away has an element of truth buried in that hackneyed expression, The British grown Rubens Apple are particularly gaining prominence for their dietary and nutritional benefits for both adults and children, as well as being a great healthy snack when your on the move.
Advances in apple growing techniques combined with bumper crops have really put the British apple back on the map, and by offering the trick or treaters that come to your door a Rubens apple you will be helping them to eat a healthy diet, instead of encouraging them to gorge themselves on the pile of sweets they normally collect.
The health and nutritional benefits of apples include acting as a preventative medicine for our bodies, making it even more important that these great British fruits become part of our staple diets.
Health Benefits Include:
Cholesterol levels can be reduced by up to 16% by eating 2 apples a day. Pectin in Apples is associated with lowering LDL (Low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol.
One apple a day provides the same amount of fibre as a bowl of bran cereal
High levels of antioxidants found in apples can be beneficial to lowering levels of lung cancer and other cancers.
Apples included in a daily diet can also build a good defence against osteoporosis through trace elements of boron
Apples have also been shown to have beneficial effects against diabetes and help in promoting weight loss through their fat burning qualities
The apple’s association with Halloween also goes back into history with apple bobbing being one of the customary party games dating back to at least the 18th century. And this year bobbing for British apples can be a fun a nutritional game which also benefits the economy.
This year more British apples will be vying with imported varieties for prominence with a new British grown apple variety, the Rubens, (voted Britain’s tastiest apple for two years running) taking part in the spooky festivities. The Rubens apple will join other British favourites as part of the festive fun ensuring that children could receive a tasty treat and not be tricked into cheap low nutritional value sweets.