Apples contain a high concentration of a healthy class of plant phytonutrients called flavonoids and phenolics. – The Intelligent Food Report

As if anyone needs a reason to drink great cider:

Obesity. A Brazilian study published in the journal Nutrition found that women who ate apples while dieting lost more weight over 12 weeks than dieters who didn’t eat apples.

Cancer. Researchers believe that the phytochemicals in apples fight cancer. Researchers at Mayo Clinic found that the antioxidant quercetin, which is abundant in apples, stops changes in prostate cells that lead to cancer, slowing or preventing their growth.

Lung diseases. Several studies have shown that eating apples improves lung function and lowers the risk of respiratory diseases including emphysema, bronchitis, and asthma.

Diabetes. The same Finnish study that found a decreased risk of lung disease also found a significant decrease in the risk of Type 2 diabetes among people who ate apples.

Strokes. A review of 20 studies published in the journal Stroke found that eating the equivalent of two small apples a day (a total of about 200 grams) cut stroke risk by almost a third.

Heart attacks. A study at University of California at Davis found that eating two apples a day reduces the artery-clogging damage caused by LDL (“bad”) cholesterol.

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