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September 26, 2011

An Apple a Day

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The health news about apples keeps getting better and better.

An apple a day not only may keep the doctor away but add in the cardiologist.

In a study published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association eating an apple every day may be just what your cardiologist would recommend.

This study was the first of its kind to look at the colour of fruit and veggies and its relationship to stroke.

Comparing leafy greens, orange/yellow, red/purple, and white fleshed fruits and veggies – the white fleshed ones were at the top of the list for reducing your chances of having a stroke.

Before you swear off leafy greens, sweet potatoes, and berries remember that brightly coloured fruits and veggies have been linked to lower rates of cancer.

For all the apple, pear, cucumber, banana, and cauliflower lovers out there, keep up the great work.

Apples also contain soluble fibre which helps reduce cholesterol and the antioxidant quercetin, which is in the peel, helps strengthen your immune system, something to keep in mind with flu season on its way.

If that hasn’t got you dashing out the door to buy a bag of apples what about this? Eating apples reduces your chances of developing type 2 diabetes.

An apple or maybe even apple juice may reduce your chances of developing Alzheimer’s.

Easy to pack, easy to eat, and economical – scrub your apples well before you take a big bite of health. Grab that apple your heart and your brain will thank you.

 

 

 


2 Comments on “An Apple a Day

Charlene
September 26, 2011 at 7:07 am

What about the pesticide used on the apples? Is washing enough or should we consider peeling the apple?

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Mairlyn
September 26, 2011 at 7:13 am

I scrub apples really well under cold running water using a vegetable brush. You will never get rid of all the residue but washing well applies to all commercially grown produce not just apples.

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