28 Sep '11, 3pm

10 Reasons to Eat an Apple a Day

10 Reasons to Eat an Apple a Day

Find out why the common apple has uncommonly huge health benefits, and how to best enjoy them. Your mom didn’t use the term powerfood but she knew about apples. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” was the first nutritional advice myself and many children heard from their moms. For this reason we call them “the first powerfood.” Health Benefits: 1. Apples are filled with soluble fiber (5 grams) This fiber has been shown to reduce intestinal disorders, including diverticulitis, hemorrhoids and possibly some types of cancer. Helps control insulin levels by releasing sugar slowly into the bloodstream. Cleanses and detoxifies, which helps eliminate heavy metals, such as lead and mercury. 2. Apple pectin helps reduce cholesterol levels by lowering insulin secretion. 3. In two studies researchers found that eating five apples a week lowered the risk for respiratory diseases li...

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