The following health benefits should help explain why Granny Smith apples are so special, and why we decided to use them in our slow juice.
The Granny Smith is an absolute powerhouse when it comes to anti-oxidants. It far outweighs most other apples in terms of anti-oxidant content, and can help protect the body on a cellular level by neutralizing free radicals. The compounds in question are cyanidin and epicatechin, both of which work with the high vitamin C content to protect the body.
Just like other apples, the Granny Smith is extremely rich in nutrients, aiding the healthy functioning of many processes throughout the body.
Whilst the Granny Smiths are loaded with nutrients, they are very low in calories. This makes them ideal for anyone wanting to watch their calorie intake whilst still getting the nutrition they need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
Granny Smiths have a higher potassium content than other apples. Potassium is used by the body to maintain electrical conductivity within the brain, ensuring it runs smoothly. A lack of potassium can have drastic effects on brain function, impeding learning and memory – so make sure you get enough!
Potassium isn’t just for the brain! The high amounts found in Granny Smiths help counteract sodium and regulate blood pressure. It also keeps fluids balanced around heart cells, which helps regulate the heartbeat. A lack of potassium can lead to an irregular heartbeat – which is a serious problem.
Granny Smith apples contain a flavonoid called quercetin. This is thought to protect nerve cells in the brain, reducing the chance of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.