In this article you will find there are some pretty interesting benefits of apples, that you may not have heard of. Ever hear the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”Bone Protection
French researchers found that a flavanoid called phloridzin that is found only in apples may protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis and may also increase bone density. Boron, another ingredient in apples, also strengthens bones. These new studies also point to a direction that apples may protect brain cells from the kind of free radical damage that may lead to Alzheimer’s disease. People who eat two apples per day may lower their cholesterol by as much as 16 percent.This makes apples a good candidate to lower your choloesterol.
According to a recent study of about 10,000 people, those who ate the most apples had a 50% lower risk of developing lung cancer. Researchers on the study believe it is due to the high level of the flavonoids quercetin and naringin in apples.
The whole idea behind an apple a day can be found in the current research at Cornell University. The research showed that
rats who ate one apple per day reduced their risk of breast cancer by 17 percent. Rats fed three apples per day reduced their risk by 39 percent and those fed six apples per day reduced their risk by 44 percent. Apples may actually be a very good source of breast cancer prevention. Studies also indicate that children who drank apple juice daily suffered from less wheezing and asthma symptoms.
The skins of apples have been shown on a study that rats which were fed an extract of the skins had a 43% lower risk of colon caner and rats had a 57% lower risk of liver cancer as well. Apples are also great for diabetes management because the pectin in apples supply galacturonic acid to the body which lowers the body’s need for insulin and may help in the management of diabetes. In closing it may be best to listen to the old saying”An apple a day keeps the doctor away”.
"A recent study conducted at Washington State University found organic strawberries contained far more antioxidants, vitamin C and beneficial polyphenolic compounds then conventional strawberries.
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