The apple tree, which originally came from Eastern Europe and Southwest Asia, belongs to the Rose family. Being high in fiber and Vitamin C, apples are considered one of the healthiest foods a person can eat. The fruit and skin are high in polyphenols, which acts as an antioxidant. It is often referred to as a "miracle food" and a "nutritional powerhouse."
Check out some of the health benefits of apples:
- CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH - Contain phytonutrients which can lower total and LDL cholesterol and prevent oxidation of fats
- DIABETES MANAGEMENT – Contain pectin that decreases the body's need for insulin and polyphenols help in regulating blood sugar
- DIGESTIVE HEALTH – Contain fiber that helps regulate the digestive system
- ANEMIA TREATMENT – Packed with iron that increases hemoglobin levels
- ENERGY BOOSTER – Natural sugars provide a natural energy boost
- IMPROVED EYESIGHT – Vitamins A & C keep eyesight from getting worse and decreases the occurrence of Macular Degeneration
- PREVENTS ALZHEIMER'S – Contain quercetin that helps to protect brain cells from radical damage that has been shown to cause Alzheimer's disease
It looks as if the "humble" apple is more that it seems. Benjamin Franklin definitely knew what he was talking about when he said "an apple a day keeps the doctor away."
You can take care of your health by eating apples and other types of fresh fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. An evaluation with Thermography can serve as an early risk assessment tool, helping you to "visualize" if your diet and lifestyle are working to your advantage.
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