The Good Old Apple Slicer

It turns out that there may be more truth behind the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”. In a review published by – Boyer and Liu (Nutrition Journal 2004, 3:5) apples have been shown to reduce the risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease, asthma and diabetes. The fact that they are reasonably inexpensive and readily available definitely makes them a top pick on my fruit list. But if you’re like me you just don’t enjoy biting into an apple all that much. Not to mention I am one of those people who also enjoys dipping my apple in peanut butter. That’s exactly why I love the Apple Slicer so much – in fact you’ll find one of these babies tucked away in my desk drawer at the office too…

I must have been introduced to the apple slicer some 15 years ago at a Pampered Chef party, and since then I have seen it at ikea, Walmart and pretty much every grocery store I’ve been to. But the best thing about it is the fact that it costs under $5 ($4.99 @ ikea)! There are of course more fancy versions like the “Dial-a-Slice” (pictured here) that gives you an option of 8 or 16 slices and costs $19.95 ( But the point is it makes eating those 5 servings of fruit every day that much easier – that’s why its also a gadget I often recommend to my clients!

Oh did I mention that in their review, Boyer and Liu also found that adding apples to your diet – like pears and other fruits and veggies – can increase weight loss?

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