The most amazing fruit in the world is, without any question, the apple. Not just any apple though, but particularly the little rare swiss green apple. Chances are if you have been following Sabrina Beauty then you have heard of this little fruit – or if you closely follow beauty and skincare magazines and influencers then you may have came across stories of its benefits. Those stories are all true. Apples in general, with the exception of their seeds, are wonderfully healthy to consume and provide perfect beauty benefits.
Apples for Health
According to Medical News Today, the average 150 gram apple contains 100 grams of vitamins and minerals that include many of the vitamins that your body needs in order to be healthy. These include:
Vitamin C – a powerful natural antioxidant capable of blocking some of the damage caused by free radicals, as well as boosting the body’s resistance against infectious agents, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.
B-complex vitamins (riboflavin, thiamin, and vitamin B-6) – these vitamins are key in maintaining red blood cells and keeping the nervous system in good health.
Dietary fiber – the British National Health Service says that a diet high in fiber can help prevent the development of certain diseases and may help prevent the amount of bad cholesterol in your blood from rising.
Phytonutrients – apples are rich in polyphenolic compounds. These phytonutrients help protect the body from the detrimental effects of free radicals.
Minerals such as calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.
Eating apples actually enhances your appearance, as these nutrients have positive benefits that make your skin healthier, which in turn makes it look better. (Source). Additionally:
The antioxidants that are found in the apple skin may fight cancers.
Fresh fruit is a better source of nutrition than dietary supplements.
The chemicals in plants may work together to fight disease. (Source).
Apples are also part of a healthy diet recommended for teens and growing children to get the nutrition they need to be active and stay fit. And the fiber in apples can help keep everyone regular and keep arteries free of cholesterol. Thus, eating apples is one of the best preventative measures you can take for your health. (Source).
Apples in Beauty
As hinted at above, the antioxidants and other vitamins and minerals in apples are good for your skin, which means that when you eat apples you make it more beautiful. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and it serves a number of important functions, including looking great on you. When your body is healthy, it shows on your skin. Conversely when your body is unhealthy, your skin does not have a beautiful and youthful glow, smooth texture and an even complexion.
The Times of India includes apples as one of the top 5 fruits recommended for a glowing complexion, citing its antioxidant properties alongside the fact that “studies by nutritionists have shown that apples contain abundant amounts of elastin and collagen that help keep the skin young.”
David Wolfe, the nutrition expert and author of The Beauty Diet says, “Vitamin C speeds up skin’s cell production, which makes you look radiant, and strengthens hair and nails… Apples also contain B vitamins, like B5 and B9, proven to combat acne and irritation.” (Source).
In addition to the beauty benefits of consuming them, apples have also become a key ingredient in the skincare and cosmetics industries. In particular, the extracted stem cells of swiss green apples have amazing anti-aging benefits.
Green Apple Stem Cells
To begin with, green apples of all species are actually packed full of healthy nutrition and beauty enhancing vitamins more so than red apples. (Source). In particular the tiny green apple found in Switzerland seems to be the closest thing to the ‘fountain of youth’ so far discovered because they are not only packed with even more nutrition, but their stem cells have been used successfully in anti-aging products.
Today, apples are cultivated primarily to enhance their appearance and flavor. But before the rise of refrigeration, an apple’s ability to stay fresh for a long time was its most sought-after characteristic.
For this reason, a special variety of apple was cultivated in the middle of the 18th century that could be stored for a greatly extended period of time. In essence, it was the genetically modified, longer-living stem cells of this tannin-rich variety of apple, called the Uttwiler Spätlauber apple, which were responsible for its unique storage longevity.
In a certain isolated area of rural Switzerland, a few of these hardy apple trees still survive today. Scientists obtained an explant from the leaf of one of these trees to produce a special anti-aging stem cell extract. (Source).
Initial scientific studies in the early part of the 21st century led to some pretty remarkable results. It turned out that these plant stem cells can directly benefit human skin cells.
A decade later the science behind incorporating apples into skin care, beauty, and anti-aging products has become quite advanced. These stem cells can now be found in SABRINA Collagen Rx Plus Anti-Aging Cream. Paired with microscopic marine collagen molecules and antioxidants, twice daily topical application with weekly exfoliation is guaranteed to make a difference in the beauty and the health of your skin.