It took me a while to understand how an apple a day actually keeps the doctor away, maybe you don’t too but I’m sure you will after reading this. There are many benefits of eating apples and that’s what makes it so unique. Some of the benefits include;
Get whiter, healthier teeth. An apple won’t replace your toothbrush, but biting and chewing an apple stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth, reducing tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria.
Avoid Alzheimer’s. Imagine being immune (well, sort of) to alzheimer’s due to your consumption of apples. A new study performed on mice shows that drinking apple juice could keep Alzheimer’s away and fight the effects of aging on the brain.
Protect against Parkinson’s. Research has shown that people who eat fruits and other high-fibre foods gain a certain amount of protection against Parkinson’s, a disease characterized by a breakdown of the brain’s dopamine-producing nerve cells. Scientists have linked this to the free radical-fighting power of the antioxidants contained therein.
Decrease your risk of diabetes. Women who eat at least one apple a day are 28 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who don’t eat apples. Apples are loaded with soluble fibre, the key to blunting blood sugar swings.
Reduce cholesterol. The soluble fibre found in apples binds with fats in the intestine, which translates into lower cholesterol levels and a healthier you.
Neutralize irritable bowel syndrome. Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by constipation, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain and bloating. To control these symptoms doctors recommend staying away from dairy and fatty foods while including a high intake of fibre in your diet.
Control your weight. Many health problems are associated with being overweight, among them heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea. To manage your weight and improve your overall health, doctors recommend a diet rich in fibre. Foods high in fibre will fill you up without costing you too many calories.
Boost your immune system. Red apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin. Recent studies have found that quercetin can help boost and fortify your immune system, especially when you’re stressed out.