An apple a day can keep Chronic Diseases away!
A wealth of research suggests that eating apples may impact our health in a number of beneficial ways:
BRAIN HEALTH: Apples have been found to protect neuron cells against oxidative stress, induced neurotoxicity and may play an important role in reducing the risk of neuro-degenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Eating Apples is also linked to a decreased risk of strokes
DIABETES PREVENTION: Two servings of Apple is linked to lower risk of Type II Diabetes. This may be due to their beneficial role in blood sugar regulation as Apples contain compounds that may –
- Lessen absorption of glucose from our digestive tract
- Stimulate beta cells in our pancreas to secrete insulin
- Increase uptake of glucose from our body by stimulating insulin receptors
CANCER: Apples have a number of properties that may help reduce the risk of cancer, including:
- Antimutagenic Activity
- Antioxidant Activity
- Anti Inflammatory Properties
- Anti Proliferative
HEART DISEASE: Eating Apples is associated with a lower risk of death from heart disease, an association that is thought to be related to their content of antioxidant flavanoids.
So it is not incorrect to say that –
AN APPLE A DAY, KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY…. CAUSE IT KEEPS THE DISEASES AWAY!