What advantages do AppleBoost products have over fresh apples?
Apple peel contains two to six times more nutrients than the flesh of the apple. When dried and powdered, the nutrients are more concentrated than in fresh peel, and research shows they are more easily absorbed. The health benefits of apples have long been appreciated, and eating whole fruits and vegetables is always a smart thing to do. More health benefits of apple peels.
A diet filled with these fiber-rich foods is linked to lower risk of diabetes, heart disease, high cholesterol, cancer, and more. Fruits and veggies help combat inflammation, and are a natural way to ensure healthy aging. That’s why experts recommend between five and ten servings of fiber-rich fruits and vegetables daily. But because most of us fall short of that goal, AppleBoost and can help.
Just what is the difference between organic and non-organic apple peels?
Whether you buy organic apples every time you shop or not, it’s important to know that the strongest difference between organic and non-organic apples is in the peel. In fact, the nutritional content of apple peels varies considerably between organic and non-organic apples. Non-organic peels have a lower fiber content and a higher toxic load, including residual pesticides, herbicides and sulfites. To provide a pure, naturally healthy product, AppleBoost is made solely from organic dried apple peels.
To qualify to be in AppleBoost, the apples must be organically farmed using a system that maintains and replenishes the soil without using synthetic pesticides and fertilizers. After the apples are harvested, we carefully preserve the nutritional properties of the peel through our gentle, low-heat drying process. Once dried, the peels are milled to a fine powder. This milling process actually makes the nutrients in AppleBoost easier to digest than chewed apple peels.
What is oxidation and why does it matter?
Because many of the nutrients in apples are antioxidants, it’s important to process apples quickly. Everyone has seen what happens when you cut an apple. Within minutes, the apple starts to turn brown. Its exposure to oxygen “oxidizes” the apple. When the apple turns brown, it means that the antioxidants have also been oxidized. Oxidized antioxidants no longer have the ability to bestow many of their health-promoting effects, like neutralizing free radicals. AppleBoost peels are dried within a critical time frame after being removed from the apple in order to preserve their full antioxidant value. Read more on oxidation.
My lifestyle demands eating on-the-go. Can I still benefit from AppleBoost?
Convenience and healthy eating don’t need to be exclusive. Our AppleBoost powder can be blended into smoothies, yogurt, applesauce, cereals and salads. And, it delivers its nutritional boost without changing the taste of your food. How much AppleBoost you add also makes a difference. Clinical studies have shown that 1 scoop of powder, three times a day, supports healthy joint and inflammatory function. We recommend adding AppleBoost to at least one meal a day for a nutritional boost.
Is it safe for athletes to supplement with AppleBoost capsules?
Yes. The dried apple peel powder is not an isolate, drug, or additive; it’s simply dried and powdered organic apple peel. Our patented process retains all the nutrient-rich properties of fresh peel. DAPP has been certified “free of banned substances” by NSF International, one of the top dietary supplement certification programs worldwide.
How many AppleBoost capsules should I take per day?
We recommend 3-9 capsules a day, which is the equivalent of peels from 1-3 medium apples. AppleBoost is a convenient way to add healthy, whole-food nutrients to your diet.
What is ORAC, and how does it relate to AppleBoost Products?
ORAC is an acronym for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It’s a way to measure how a particular substance absorbs the damaging free radicals, or oxidants, that are associated with aging and disease. The higher the ORAC value, the more protection from oxidation it gives you. Fresh Red Delicious and Granny Smith apples, for instance, score very high on the ORAC scale, but AppleBoost organic peel powder scores almost five times higher.
Doesn’t processing the apple peels diminish the nutrients in it?
On the contrary! Researcher Rui Hai Liu, Ph.D, and his team at Cornell University found a way to dry and mill apple peels while keeping all the natural nutrients intact. Dr. Liu went on to patent this process. The nutrients in dried apple peel are so powerful that Dr. Liu wrote his patent application for dried apple peel powder with cancer treatment in mind. Careful laboratory testing and analysis confirm that gram for gram, the nutrients in dried apple peel are even more concentrated than in fresh peel.