Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

What is it about apples that makes them so deserving of a catchy rhyme? Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? Take a look at a few facts about apples below and decide for yourself...

1. 1 1.Apples contain a long list of phytonutrients that function as antioxidants and support our heart health in this way.
2. There are 4 grams of dietary fiber in a medium-sized, 5-ounce apple, or about 15% of the Daily Value (DV) for fiber.
3. Included in this total amount is both insoluble fiber (like cellulose) and soluble fiber (like pectin). Studies have shown that both types of fiber can help keep your LDL cholesterol levels under control, and if you have LDL cholesterol levels that are too high, can help lower them.
4. Apples contain flavonoids, which provide antioxidant protection; some help prevent excessive and unwanted inflammation; others help prevent too much clumping together of blood platelets; and still others help regulate blood pressure and overproduction of fat in your liver cells.
5. Flavonoids have repeatedly been shown to help lower risk of heart disease, and also to improve problems with heart disease once it has occurred.


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