We’ve all heard the saying “an apple a day will keep the doctor away.” I always eat apples daily, but I decided to research this and found there is some truth to this old saying.
Some other fruits have individual properties to help your health, but apples have them all. Plus, they’re easy to pick up and eat, so if you’re in a hurry there’s no excuse not to be healthy. Here are some of the benefits of eating apples.
They contain vitamin C, which helps our immune system. A lot of people lack enough vitamin C.
They help to prevent heart disease. The reason is that they contain flavonoids, which are antioxidants.
They’re low in calories with the average apple containing between 70 and 100 calories. This is the better way to go when you’re craving candy. Apples do contain some sugar, but only about a fourth as much as a candy bar.
They help prevent cancers. Apples target multiple cancers, such as colon cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer.
They prevent tooth decay. The juice in apples contains properties that can kill about 80 percent of the bacteria in your mouth. Bacteria are what cause tooth decay. An apple a day should also keep the dentist away.
Apples protect your brain from brain diseases. Apples have phytonutrients and those help prevent neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Apples give you healthier lungs according to research done at the University of Nottingham. If you eat five or more apples a week you can lower respiratory problems, even such things as asthma.
Apples taste great. They are crunchy and delicious and come in a wide array of flavors and colors, so you can easily find a favorite among the long list. Have I inspired some of you to run to the market and stock up on apples?