13 August 2010

5 more reasons to grab an apple today!

1. Stronger immune system. Apples contain vitamin C which is very important to help the body heal itself.  Vitamin C also helps preventing bleeding gums and easy bruising.

2. Healthy heart. Apples are also rich in flavonoids which are there to protect the fruit from microbes, fungi and insects. Flavonoids have been known for a long time to have an extremely beneficial effects in our body to protect us from cardiovascular disease and many types of cancer.

3. Lowers cholesterol. Pectin in apples works in two ways to control and lower cholesterol. On one hand it latches onto LDL cholesterol (the bad cholesterol) in the digestive tract and flushes it out from the body. On the other hand it prevents the liver from producing more LDL cholesterol, therefore lowering your total amount of “bad” cholesterol. In one study published by the Archives of Internal Medicine, it has been shown that people who were eating 1 large apple daily lowered their cholesterol by as much as 11%!

4. Healthy lungs. In an another study by the University of Nottingham it has been found that people who ate an average of 5 apples a week had a much lower incidence of respiratory problems, including asthma.

5. Protects the brain. The phytonutrients in the apples have proven to be an excellent preventative of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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