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Here’s Exactly Why Apples Keep the Doctor away

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You may roll your eyes at the old saying, but apples have big health benefits that we should all be taking advantage of. Apples are one of the most widely available fruit globally, and over time, many different cultures have prized them for their health and medicinal properties. Could this popular supermarket fruit actually be the world’s most overlooked superfood?

Here are a few reasons why you may want to take a second look at apples and add more of them to your diet each week:

1. They fight cancer
It’s true… there are studies out there that prove that the nutrients in apples protect against many different types of cancer, such as breast, prostate, colon, lung and ovarian cancers.

2. They make your lungs work better.
Apples are chock full of antioxidants that are invaluable in preventing lung damage that results from chronic lung conditions such as bronchitis, emphysema and asthma. In fact, one study showed that pregnant women who ate a significant amount of apples were able to reduce their unborn children’s risk of asthma up to age 5.

3. Apples burn fat and help you lose weight.
This may sound too good to be true, but it isn’t. Apples have soluble fiber that makes you feel full, as well as ursolic acid which is a natural compound that encourages fat burning. Studies have shown that those who ate 3 or more apples a day and were on a weight loss diet lost more weight than those on a weight loss diet but did not eat apples.

4. Apples can make you smarter.
The rich nutrients in apples can protect your brain against damage from oxidation. Oxidative damage is a big factor when it comes to degenerative neurological diseases like dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Some studies have noted that Alzheimer’s patients whose disease progression was moderate to severe, showed a significant improvement in their symptoms when drinking a mere 8 oz of apple juice a day. Apples contain a special substance called quercetin that is known to provide protection for the brain.

So as you can see, apples pack a big punch in a small package. Why not make them a daily part of your diet? You may just keep the doctor away.

 

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  1. Fabian
    December 18, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    If I’m out of apples I rush to the store.

  2. maxx
    December 19, 2016 at 2:20 pm

    Look into the chemical analysis of apples instead of listening to the hype about “antioxidants and/or chronic inflammation” two buzzwords used way too often with little if any proof. Apples have a lot of basic elements (periodic table of the elements) that are necessary for life. This is where the secret to the apples reputation comes from. Ask your doctor about the infamous hype abut “inflammation”. If he/she can’t effectively explain it don’t be surprised. Have your blood tested. Inflammation is the bodies normal response to infection or viral or bacterial intrusion of some sort. White blood cells are basically material created by your lymph glands and released into the blood stream to fight infection. If your white blood count is normal, and most peoples are, you don’t have an internal infection and therefore inflammation. But that is not what the medical field is espousing. According to them everybody has inflammation and since they can’t show you actual proof, except for a higher white cell count, you are left believing the hype. Dig deeper. Demand to see the elevated white cell count before you believe anything about chronic inflammation. This is just as bad as the medical establishment putting everybody on “statin” drugs because in their opinion everybody’s cholesterol is too high. Read about how the cholesterol count number was establish. You will find that it was just an arbitrary number chosen out of thin air by one doctor. The sale and prescription for statin drugs is the biggest money making scheme for Big Pharma ever devised. Don’t believe me, check it out for yourself.

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