How an Apple a Day Actually Keeps the Doctor Away

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  1. Apples protect your heart & help protect against cardiovascular disease.
  2. Apples are high in antioxidants which helps protect against many diseases.
  3. Apples have been found to protect against cancer and reduce incidence of tumor formation.
  4. Apples are high in fiber which aids digestion & promotes bowel health.
  5. Apples decreases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Apples protect your heart & help protect against cardiovascular disease.

Many studies have found a correlation between regular consumption of apples and prevention of heart disease. In fact, one study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that eating two whole apples a day lowers blood cholesterol which can help prevent strokes and heart attacks and lower the risk of heart disease.

Apples are high in antioxidants which helps protect against many diseases.

Antioxidants are molecules that scavenge and neutralize free radicals, which are unstable molecules that cause damage to cells which results in disease. In fact, free radicals have been implicated in the pathogenesis of inflammation, heart disease, cancer, hypertension, atherosclerosis, diabetes, etc.

Apples have been found to protect against cancer & reduce incidence of tumor formation.

Apples are a unique bunch. They provide fiber and polyphenol compounds that helps create an environment that reduces the risk of cancer. The polyphenols in apples helps induce cancer cells death and helps inhibit cell migration and invasion.

Apples are high in fiber which aids digestion & promotes bowel health.

Apples contain both soluble & insoluble fibers. Soluble fibers have been found to reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol and insoluble fiber is associated with a decreased cardiovascular risk.

Apples decreases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

Several studies have found that eating apples reduces the risk of developing type 2 diabetes. One study in particular showed that women who ate an apple per day had a 28% lower risk of type 2 diabetes than woman who didn’t eat any apples. Another study showed that eating more whole fruits such as blueberries, grapes, and apples was significantly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

Final Note

As you can see, apples are amazing fruits that provide a ton of health benefits if regularly consumed. Having a daily habit of eating apples goes a long way in ensuring that you get the most benefit out of these fruits.

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