Health Benefits of Apples
The variety of health benefits supplied by apples is huge and very encouraging. This fist-sized snack that needs little preparation - unless they are being cooked - is packed with health-boosting properties:
•Help protect bone health
•Help prevent asthma, heart disease, and cancers such as lung, breast, colon, and liver
•New research also suggests that the phytonutrient called quercetin may help to prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinsonism
•Pectin in apples can help to lower LDL cholesterol
•Good for diabetes and weight management
•Good source of vitamin C
•Good source of soluble and insoluble fiber
•Excellent source of flavanoids and antioxidants
It is important to keep in mind that a lot of the goodness of apples is contained in the skin. If eaten whole, they need to be washed carefully - right before being consumed.
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