The Healthiest Apple

Everyone knows that apples are healthy – after all, an apple-a-day keeps the doctor away……

Bravo™ apples are EVEN better. Why? It’s the high concentration of flavonoids that sets it apart from other apples.

Bravo™ apples have a particularly high flavonoid content as they are found mainly in the skin and also the flesh. Tests show that Bravo™ apples contain more flavonoids than any other Australian apple variety!

Consumption of high flavonoid apples such as Bravo™ apple may provide benefits for heart health.

For more information on the health benefits of Bravo™ apples please see this document.

Apple Eaters Weigh Less. Bravo™ Apple – Like No Other

Eating whole apples can help control your appetite and assist with weight loss1. Studies have shown that both adults and children who eat apples regularly are more likely to have a lower BMI1. Initially researchers believed it was the low energy density of apples that helped manage weight. More recent animal research suggests the dietary fibre (pectin) and polyphenols in apples may also play a role in appetite and weight control1.

Good For Gut Health. Bravo™ Apple – Like No Other

Emerging research shows eating apples is associated a healthier gut bacteria1. It is believed eating apples results in positive changes to gut bacteria (or microbiome). While the exact health effects of this are not yet known, the gut microbiome is now understood to play an important role in maintaining good health and preventing disease.

Keep Your Ticker Healthy. Bravo™ Apple – Like No Other

There is a strengthening body of scientific evidence that a regular apple habit is good for your heart1. Apples and their nutritional components help lower total and LDL cholesterol1 while observational studies link eating apples with a reduced risk of stroke, hypertension and a range of heart disease risk factors. University studies also suggest that eating apples may improve blood pressure and elasticity of blood vessels acutely2.

Put The Crunch On Cancer. Bravo™ Apple – Like No Other

Regularly eating apples is associated with a reduced risk of some of the most common forms of cancer1. This has been shown for breast cancer, prostate cancer, colorectal cancer, and non-Hodgkins lymphoma1.

Ideal Snack For Kids. Bravo™ Apple – Like No Other

Apples are a great morning snack for kids and perfect for recess1. Research shows apples are more effective than a glass of (semi-skimmed) milk at reducing morning munchies3. Kids who regularly eat apples are more likely to have a lower BMI, better overall nutrition, a better diet and be at lower risk of obesity4.

References:

  1. James-Martin G, Williams G, Stonehouse W. Translating the scientific evidence for apples and pears into health messages. Report for HIA.  November 2016.
  2. Bondonno, C.P., X. Yang, K.D. Croft, M.J. Considine, N.C. Ward, L. Rich, I.B. Puddey, et al., Flavonoid-rich apples and nitrate-rich spinach augment nitric oxide status and improve endothelial function in healthy men and women: A randomized controlled trial. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 2012. 52(1): p. 95-102.
  3. Rumbold, P.L.S., C.J. Dodd-Reynolds, and E.J. Stevenson, Informing primary school nutritional policy: effects of mid-morning snacks on appetite and energy control. Food and Nutrition Sciences, 2013. 4(5): p. 529-537
  4. O’Neil, C.E., T.A. Nicklas, and V.L. Fulgoni, Consumption of apples is associated with a better diet quality and reduced risk of obesity in children: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2003-2010. Nutrition Journal, 2015