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15 Surprising Uses for Apples

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15 Surprising Uses for Apples


Apples do so much more than keep the doctor away. From ripening other fruits to improving lung function, click through for great ways to use apples, and share your favorites in the comments section!

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Health & Beauty.

1. Improve Lung Health. Apples contain several phytochemcials that are thought to promote lung health. Studies have shown that apples help people suffering from allergies and asthma!

2. Treat Your Skin Right. Apples are a great way to give your skin that glow it deserves. Click here for a great recipe.

3. Boost Your Workout. Squeeze an apple between your thighs the next time you’re doing crunches to add extra challenge to your workout routine.

4. Get Rid of a Migrane. Take a whiff of a green apple the next time you feel a migrane coming on. Studies have shown that the smell of green apples helps ease the pain and shorten the time they last.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.


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9:07AM PST on Feb 28, 2014

Warm baked apples baked with brown sugar and cinnamon and served with milk and a little half and half over them. Very delicious.

10:07AM PDT on Sep 19, 2013

No wonder I could never get my apple seeds to work! Guess I'll have to stick to PYO!

1:52AM PDT on Sep 17, 2013

Thank you Katie. :)

3:30AM PDT on Sep 6, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

2:07AM PDT on Aug 27, 2013


Apples are great for diarrhea ........bake them totally and smash it. then use it.

12:43PM PDT on Aug 23, 2013

Thank you!!

8:34AM PDT on Jul 26, 2013

thanks. we are a family of apple lovers

8:13PM PDT on Jul 21, 2013


6:13AM PDT on Jul 21, 2013

Thank you

12:45AM PDT on Jul 21, 2013

Thanks for sharing!

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