At one time I thought it would be best to keep my doctor away so I ate an apple a day. Those doctors are crafty though and they always find a way to slip back into your life, but you could keep them away longer by eating more apples. Here’s why.
Apples Have A High Fiber Content
While there are different types of and definitions for fiber it’s an indigestible carbohydrate that aids in digestion by literally helping your gastrointestinal system to “Keep it moving”.
Apples Have Flavonoids
Flavonoids are defensive phytochemicals in, not just apples, but other fruits and vegetables. 4,000 flavonoids are documented as having antiviral, antiallergic, antiinflammatory, antitumor and antioxidant properties.
Apples Have Antioxidants
Antioxidants, true to their name, reduce or prevent oxidation. Oxidation leads to tissue and cell damage.
Apples Have Pectin
Pectin is a natural fiber that apples are the richest source of. It reduces bad cholesterol in the bloodstream, decreases the risk of colon cancer, high blood pressure and gall stones.
Apples Have Quercetin
Quercetin is a flavonoid that reduces cancer risk, prevents heart attacks, wards off eye diseases, controls asthma, speeds up healing of recurrent heartburn and much more. Quercetin alone may be the main reason for the old saying “an apple a day”.
Some studies have shown flavinoids are found organic produce in almost double amounts compared to conventionally grown produce.