An Apple A Day keeps the Doctor Away!
A common quote but is it TRUE? Well, according to medical research, “an apple a day,” is a positive step in the prevention of many health issues. The quote itself was first printed in 1866 in the country of Wales. The original quote read:
“A Pembrokeshire proverb. Eat an apple on going to bed, And you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.”
Apples are second only to bananas as the most commonly consumed fruit in the United States. The average American will consume about 65 apples per year. We all know that apples are good for you and taste great! But did you know the following:
- Apples are rich in Vitamin C and flavonoids making them heart healthy as well as a powerful antioxidant.
- Eating up to 5 apples per week can help you breath easier. It can lower your risk of asthma and other respiratory diseases.
- The phytonutrients found in Apples and other flavonoid fruits target cancers such as colon, prostate and lung. Promising research involving the phytonutrient, quercetin found in apples has shown specific positive results targeting breast and lung cancer cells.
- Pectin and other water-soluble fibers found in apples are valuable in lowering LDL and thereby improving your overall cholesterol ratios.
- Two apples per day and or 2 glasses of apple juice can boost the compound in your brain responsible for long term memory thus preventing the onset and or diminishing the effects of Alzheimers and dementia.
So what are you waiting for? A step toward better health is only an apple or five away!
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