Did you know that research has found a link between quercetin found in apples and protection against Alzheimer's disease? Quercetin has anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory action. They are also a valuable source of pectin, a soluble fiber that can help lower bad cholesterol and help prevent colon cancer. Research has found that adults who eat apples have smaller waistlines, less abdominal fat, and lower blood pressure than those who don't.
- Apples are rich in flavonoids for healthy heart and lungs.
- Ideal snack, low on glycemic index, and helps keep hunger at bay.
- Fiber content is rich in pectin, which can improve the blood lipids profile and reduce bad cholesterol.
- Good source of potassium, which can prevent fluid retention.
1. Don't keep your apples in a light, hot room as they will rapidly lose their vitamin C content.
2. Eat the skin since it contains up to five times as many plant chemicals as the flesh.
3. When preparing apples, put the cut slices into a bowl of water with 1-2 tablespoons of lemon juice to prevent browning.
Mom's have always said an apple a day keeps the doctor away!