Cider is Good and Good for You
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is an old proverb that is used to promote a healthier life through the health benefits of apples. As we ring in 2019, optimistic New Year’s resolutions are on the rise. Many decide to start a new health craze, change their diet or in many cases are cutting back on their alcohol consumption. Before you opt for the later, you may want to consider changing your drinking habits. Have you considered a lighter, cleaner alternative?
Did you know hard cider has many health benefits?
According to Cider Craft Magazine there are three health benefits that come from drinking hard cider; antioxidants, vitamin C, and sans gluten.
Apples are known to be a type of “superfood” containing many vital vitamins and antioxidants. Tannins, which give a bitter taste, “are full of antioxidants and have been shown to help prevent cancer. Cider Craft Magazine explains the antioxidants are “compounds found in fresh foods and vegetables that help slow down the free radicals in your body”. In other words, the antioxidants found in apples help fight against cancers and heart diseases.
Not only does cider fight against cancers and heart disease but the Vitamin C found in cider helps fight against bacteria; the immune systems best friend. Vitamin C, the immune system booster, is naturally found in many fruits including apples. In case you didn’t know, apples make hard cider. With flu season and winter in full swing it becomes more important than ever to get your Vitamin C fix. Might we suggest cider in addition to a daily dose of Vitamin C supplements!
Whether a lifestyle choice or for health purposes, there has been a significant rise in individuals opting for a gluten free diet. Good thing cider is gluten free! Cider is simply apples, yeast, and in some instances additives such as hops, berries, and other fruits.
Mountain West’s ciders are all natural, gluten and sugar free. Laci Brown, Sales Director, said “We are committed to making a healthier alternative to beer, and craft our ciders from the finest local ingredients”. At Mountain West we allow the natural sugars in the apples to ferment into alcohol, and we don’t add additional sugars, artificial flavors, aromas or colors EVER.
Sidebar: We are crafting a sweeter option in our lineup- more to come!
So next time you’re looking for a cold refreshing alcoholic beverage, consider opting for a glass of tannin-rich hard cider and enjoy it with friends.
And like most things, everything in moderation. Cheers!