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Today is August 1st, for those of you that didn't pay attention in European History 101 it marks the creation of the country of Switzerland after the three states Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden shook off the rule of the evil Austrians and declared themselves independent by swearing an oath on the Ruethli lawn. Legend has it that legendary Swiss hero Wilhelm Tell killed the Austrian bailiff Gessler with his crossbow after being forced to shoot an apple, which was placed on his sons head
This gives me two great topics for today's post: apples and independence. With all the hype about magic foods and super foods, it is easy to lose sight of the miracles right in front of you. One of them being apples, especially local ones. They contain about 1200 (!!) phytochemicals which are responsible for multiple processes in the body such as fighting cancer, reducing blood pressure, lowering cholesterol and prevent heart disease. In addition, apples are an appetite suppressant and a good source of fiber.
Since 1291, Switzerland has remained more or less neutral ( let's not open a discussion about World War II , as this would lead to far). As a bodybuilder, your independence is one of your most valuable assets. Your surroundings will always try to influence you one way or the other, sometimes for the better, sometimes not. Stay true to your training and diet and eventually you will outlast the doubters
How do you like them apples?
Maik