The Humble Apple

It’s harvest time. So, does a simple apple a day really keep the doctor away? Judge for yourself:

  • Apples are a good source of soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber helps prevent blood vessel cholesterol build-up that causes heart disease while insoluble fiber provides intestinal bulk which retains water, cleansing and easing the movement of food through your digestive tract.
  • Various research has found that apples contain nutrients and other substances that may offer protection against osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, lung, breast, liver, and colon cancer, and positively affect asthma and insulin-dependent diabetes.
  • At least one study showed that dieters who eat several apples per day lose more weight than those who don’t. Being at a healthy weight is an all-around good thing.

So eat an apple, it can’t hurt and actually may help—a lot!

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