Apple And Heart Health
Researchers and scientist have agreed that Apple is the most beneficial fruit for the healthy heart. The research done by the Florida State study and the Iowa Women’s Health Study has reported that daily consumption of apples as food can lower the risk of death from both coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease. People who eat apples frequently have lower risk of suffering heart stroke than non-eaters. Appels are considered
containing antioxidant compounds which is helpful to prevent cholesterol from oxidizing and inhibit inflammation.
Dianne Hyson, a registered dietician and lead researcher of the study, said: ‘Previous studies have shown that eating fruits and vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of coronary artery disease, but this is the first clinical study to show the potential benefits of active compounds in apple juice and apples.’
‘A very moderate intake of apple juice or apples has the potential to reduce risk factors for heart disease in a fairly short period of time,’ she said. ‘These small diet changes might play an important role in a heart healthy diet.’
There are several advantages have been reported researchers and scientists like:
- Apples are rich in pectin, a soluble fiber, which blocks cholesterol absorption in the gut and encourages the body to use, rather than store, the waxy stuff.
- Apple peels are also packed with polyphenols — antioxidants that prevent cellular damage from free radicals.
Arjmandi says that fresh apples are more effective than dried one and he also added
that “Any varieties of apples are good,” and should be eaten as a whole fruit instead of processing for any individual components in the form of supplements: Dyson adds.
“Most of the time, in many studies, the whole is better than the sum of its parts,” she says.
Good Saying “One apple a day, keep the Doctor away”