“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, is one of the most recognizable expressions today. However, besides the fact that this expression rhymes, which makes it fun to say and easy to recall, does it really have any value? Could the common apple honestly help a person to maintain perfect health?
The popularity of the phrase has not been lost on modern science. Researchers and doctors have conducted numerous studies on the health benefits of apples — exploring whether they actually reduce trips to the doctor and discovered that apples have a good claim to promote health. They contain Vitamin C, which aids the immune system, and phenols, which reduce cholesterol. They also reduce tooth decay by cleaning one’s teeth and killing off bacteria. Studies by Cornell University researchers suggest that the quercetin found in apples protects brain cells against neuro-degenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.
There is no gainsaying that apples are healthy both for the young and old. Little wonder why leading FMCG company, Nutricima Limited, makers of Coast, Nunu and Olympic milk, produced apple in a ready to drink (RTD) form to provide its teeming consumers refreshment on the go.
The Olympic apple fruit drink was launched recently at the Civic Centre, Lagos with an official campaign tagged, “Winning with Olympic: The Healthy Choice”.
With a vitality figure that depicts the extent of abundant physical and mental energy that drink offers, Nutricima is committed to giving consumers healthy options as Nigerians are increasingly becoming more health conscious every day, hence the payoff: “Refreshment for healthy renewal”.
The 500ml bottle is handy and has a composite of water, sugar, apple juice concentrate, citric acid, apple flavour and other essential vital nutrients required to keep the body healthy.
Olympic Apple Fruit Drink is available in stores and retail outlets across the country at the cost of N100 per bottle.