It's officially fall, and I'm so happy about it. For the obvious reasons of course, but also because of the fall produce. I can't wait to eat all of the squashes (no, really. I freaking love squash.), but most importantly I'm psyched it's the start of apple season.
Apples are hands down my favorite fruit, and they have been ever since I was little. I actually have them on hand at all times. There's always at least one apple in my apartment, and I'm known for carrying them with me every where. I stash one in my purse, take one to work for a snack, and always pack multiple if I'm traveling. I don't know how to function without the safety net of an apple. I know it seems weird, but there are several reasons I love apples.
- They're the ultimate healthy snack.
The inside of an apple is basically nutrient & vitamin central.
- Hello, weight loss.
They have a ton of fiber, which carries a whole slew of health benefits, including lower weight and a strong digestive system.
- They keep me sickness free.
The antioxidants in apples also improve the immune system.
- Caffeine, caffeine, caffeine.
Not to mention they boost your energy because of the vitamin C, fiber, and complex carbs packed into them. They're a magical life saver in the afternoons when I'm starving and need a serious energy boost.
- They're so convenient it's silly.
I tend to be really busy so I love that apples are easy. There's no work involved in prepping them or carrying them around. I can just grab an apple to throw in my bag when I'm trying to rush to work.
- They make a great pre-workout snack.
I love eating an apple with either a nut butter or salted almonds/peanuts. It's a delicious combo, but also gives me the fuel I need for a workout.
- Oh, and they're delicious.
So yeah, I love apples. I recommend running out to buy some ASAP. Actually, I think I'll eat one right now.