#36alive 214: An Apple A Day…

Yes, an apple day can keep the doctor away, and here’s why:

  • Studies show eating even just 100g of fruit per day improves life expectancy
  • Apple skin has high levels of flavanoids – high-antioxidant compounds that improve the body’s ability to rid itself of toxins
  • They help prevent cell damage
  • If you’re eating an apple, you’re not eating a doughnut, so they’re a healthy alternative to any junk food
  • They contain high levels of fiber, essential for healthy digestion
  • Apples help control insulin levels by releasing sugar slowly into the bloodstream
  • Therefore, they also help anyone struggling with their cholesterol levels
  • They help cleanse and detoxify the body from heavy metals
  • According to Chinese medicine, apples help ‘strengthen the heart’, quench thirst, lubricate the lungs, decrease mucous and increase bodily fluids
  • They contain no fat or sodium
  • Apples are only 50-80 calories
  • They contain high levels of vitamins C and A
  • Apples contain small amounts of iron, calcium and phosphorus
  • Apples provide good amounts of potassium – essential for heart health and muscular health
  • Eating an apple per day can reduce the risk of dying from disease-related risks by 35%
  • They’re easy to get hold of – so head down to your local supermarket, corner shop, grocers, farm shop or local market stall and load up on these healthy, tasty life-prolonging fruits!

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