“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” and who doesn’t want that? But imagine you were able to keep two doctors away? It would be twice as good! It may seem unrealistic but a recent discovery may actually make that possible.
Doctors, nutritionists and health researchers have long advocated increasing your intake of fresh fruits and vegetables. The benefits are clear. Not only are they low in fat, but they are nutritionally dense, providing a great natural source of many essential vitamins and minerals. The one drawback is that a single fruit, like an apple for example, contains only one fruits worth of nutrients, severely limiting their health effects. That is until now.
Researchers have found a way to nearly double the nutritional value of a regular grocery-store apple, by “mashing two apples together”. This process created what scientists have deemed a “double-apple” or a “super-apple”, the benefits of which are nearly unbelievable.
Careful analysis showed that while mashing two apples together increased the amount of sugar and total calories by a factor of two, the amount of cancer fighting antioxidants went up nearly 200%. If that weren’t good enough, the super-apple contained zero fat and cholesterol, while providing double the amount of Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and dietary fiber. To give you a sense of what a drastic increase this is, “double” is 2/3 of the way to “triple”.
You may think you need complex lab equipment or specialized training to garner the health benefits but it’s shockingly easy to prepare the double-apple at home. Follow these simple steps:
- Buy two (2) of your favourite apple at the local your local grocery store or farmer’s market.
- Place the first apple in the palm of your of your right hand like so:
- Wrap each of your fingers around the apple and apply light pressure. This is called “holding” an apple.
- Repeat “holding” the second apple with your left hand. Try not to let go of the apple in your right hand while doing it, or you’ll have to start over.
- “Holding” both apples slowly bring them together so they are touching.
- Apply pressure to the apples by bringing your hands closer together. Gradually increase until you feel the apples “mush” together.
- Release the apples.
- Place your newly formed super-apple on a plate. Garnish with bacon and serve.
The initial research was conducted using apples but there is reason to expect it applies to other fruit as well. It may even extend to vegetables. In theory you could mash together two grapes, two pears, two oranges or even two of those strange spiky fruits you always see at the bottom of click-bait articles.