Unlike most fruits, apples are available all year-round. They’re easy to find and delicious.
They also have a whole lot of health benefits:
1. Apples aid in weight loss
Apples have a high fibre and water content, which is why they’re filling. So you feel less hungry and you binge less.
2. Apples are good for the heart
Apples contain soluble fibre. This helps lower cholesterol levels. Apples also have polyphenols, which are antioxidants.
3. Apples help lower diabetes
Apples have a high polyphenol antioxidant content. Eating an apple can lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
4. Apples help fight cancer
Apples have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities. Studies have shown that these can help lower risk of cancer.
5. Apples can help fight asthma
The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds can help protect lungs from oxidative damage. Apples also have flavonoid quercetin, which helps regulate the immune system. An apple a day can truly keep a doctor away.