Wednesday, March 2, 2011

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Since 1866 people have believed that an apple a day would keep the doctor away, or as it was referred to back then "Eat an apple before going to bed and you'll keep the doctor from earning his bread." But while this charming, health-conscious nursery rhyme held true in 1866, does it still apply when measured against the other foods we eat today?

Yumologists have discovered that the following nutrients found in apples do in fact encourage a variety of health benefits that might just prevent you from visiting your doctor more often than you would like:

Pectin - a soluble fiber that maintains the health of your digestive system while lowering blood pressure, glucose levels and LDL ("bad") cholesterol levels in your body.

Boron - a nutrient that supports healthy brain function and strong bones.

Quercetin - a flavanoid that has been proven to reduce the risks of breast and lung cancer while aiding in clearing the body of cell-damaging free radicals that encourage Alzheimer's disease.

Vitamin C - this well-known nutrient contains elements that boost your overall immune system to help you prevent and fight against infections.

Phytonutrients - vitamin A & E and beta-carotene that help reduce the risk of asthma, heart disease and diabetes.

Dental - apples also act as a natural toothbrush, removing build up and fighting against bacteria in the mouth.

Have you had your apple today?


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