An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is an old Welsh proverb that most of us are familiar with, but what makes this fruit so special.
Apples are full off Antioxidants. Antioxidants are disease-fighting compounds. Scientists believe these compounds help prevent and repair oxidation damage that happens during normal cell activity.
Apples are also full of a fibre called pectin—a medium-sized apple contains about 4 grams of fibre. Pectin is classed as a soluble, fermentable and viscous fibre, a combination that gives it a huge list of health benefits.
• Whiter and healthier teeth
• Avoid Alzheimer’s Studies show that drinking apple juice could keep Alzheimer’s away and fight the effects of aging on the brain.
• Avert hemorrhoids
• Control your weight
• Curb all sorts of cancers
Cancer Research, among others, agree that the consumption of flavonol-rich apples could help reduce your risk of developing pancreatic cancer by up to 23 per cent.
• Decrease your risk of diabetes
• Reduce cholesterol
• Protect against Parkinson’s
• Get a healthier heart
An extensive body of research has linked high soluble fibre intake with a slower buildup of cholesterol-rich plaque in your arteries.