I recently came across a study, Apples and Cardiovascular Health: Is Good Microbiota a Core Consideration? published in the journal, Nutrients, published in 2015. I was surprised to learn that there is a great deal of evidence of the wide array of health benefits of apples, by way of its effects on the gut flora.
These benefits range from reducing total cholesterol and LDL, to cutting down on the incidence of strokes and heart attacks. The authors emphasize that raw apples are more likely to provide these benefits than cooked or processed.
A different study provided the striking fact that three apples a day can reduce the incidence of Alzheimer’s by 37%.
And we have known for a long time that apples are rich in polyphenols, powerful anti-oxidants and pectin, a valuable fiber as well as boron, a trace mineral which is crucial for bone building.
With Fall soon upon us and ever more varieties available, make apples a part of your regular diet. Apples will boost your health in all kinds of ways, current and future. They’re satisfyingly crunchy and delicious too! Which one is your favorite variety?
Humor being a part of robust health, I had to chuckle when reading that one of the three authors of the above mentioned article is named Julie Lovegrove.
BeWell and have a safe and happy labor Day Weekend! We will be closed on Labor Day Monday.