Looks like there might be some truth to the old adage: An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Recently Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease stated that eating apples and drinking apple juice, along with a balanced diet can protect the brain from oxidative stress or age-related memory loss. Apart from being brain healthy, apples are delicious source of fiber (both soluble and insoluble), protect against diseases and improve daily functioning.
- Weight Loss: One medium-sized apple provides 5 grams of fiber, equivalent to one bowl of oatmeal. Fiber slows the digestion process & provides the satiety to your brain and helps you moderate your hunger. As a result, you snack less
- Prevents Cancer: A study published in American Journal of Epidemiology linked Quercetin found in apple to have an anti-cancer effect. Quercetin also protect from prostate and colon cancer by almost 43%
- Prevents Infection: Apples contain tannins that reduce oxidative damage and have an anti-biotic effect, helping prevent from urinary tract infection (UTI) and gum disease
- Maximum functioning of lungs: Another piece of good news is that if you eating at least five apples per week then the disease fighting profile of apples lower the risk of respiratory disease
- Healthy Heart: Eating apples reduces the damaging effects of bad (LDL) cholesterol and thereby reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke and even type 2 diabetes as improves insulin sensitivity.
Any reason you're still not eating apples?