Why? There is something to be said for making food easy and fun to eat! Sliced bite-sized apples equals no apple stuck in your teeth. Also, segments are easy to dunk in peanut butter or other dips. Apples taste great but they also increase your fiber intake which helps you to feel fuller (study on the benefit of eating apples).
Do you own an apple slicer? If not, it’s a great gift to put on your Christmas stocking/holiday list. A recent study found that when schools had an apple slicer, consumption of apples jumped up by a whopping 71%. In this new study out of the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, researchers found that the way you package and slice food makes a big difference in whether you will eat it. When the apple was sliced, the percentage of participants who ate more than half of their apple increased by 73%. This effect lasted a long time after the study ended.