An Apple a Day for Health
1. Packed with Antioxidants.
Mounting research suggests powerful antioxidants in apples and apple products play an essential role in reducing risks of prevalent diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s.
2. Good for Good Gut Bacteria.
University of Denmark researchers discovered apple consumption increases the number of good gut bacteria.
3. Keep the Cardiologist Away.
OSU reports eating an apple a day for four weeks lowered blood levels of oxidized LDL, the “bad cholesterol,” by 40%.
4. Bone Health.
A study from American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests older women who eat plenty of fruits (including apples – try an apple a day) may have a lower chance of bone fractures.
5. Healthier Bodies.
People who eat apples or apple products are likely to have lower blood pressure and trimmer waistlines.
6. Immunity Health.
Research from the University of Illinois suggests soluble fiber, like pectin from apples, may strengthen the immune system.
7. Reducing Asthma in Kids.
Research from the UK suggests children of mothers who eat apples during pregnancy are much less likely to exhibit symptoms of asthma at age five. Imagine… an apple a day could reduce your child’s chance of having asthma!
8. Fiber Power.
An apple a day is among the tastiest and best sources of soluble fiber.
9. Weight Reduction.
Researchers from State University of Rio de Janeiro found that overweight women who eat three apples a day lost more weight on a low-calorie diet than women who didn’t add fruit to their diet.
10. Juice it Up!
A 4-ounce glass of apple juice counts as a serving toward the recommended USDA Dietary Guidelines.
11. The Skin-ny on Muscle Health.
Ursolic acid, a natural compound found in the apple’s skin, may prevent muscle wasting that can result from aging or illness.
12. Cancer Fighters.
Apples are rich in antioxidants, especially quercetin, known to inhibit cancer onset and cell proliferation. So, take an apple a day to bolster your immune system.
For more information, contact:
Wendy Brannen, Director of Consumer Health and Public Relations