Wednesday, November 30, 2011

7 Serious Health Benefits of Apples

This article motivated me to buy and eat organic apples. It is good for losing weight, heart health and preventing diabetes. There is mention of it preventing heart attacks, but no mention of reducing strokes even though a stroke is like a heart attack in the brain.

6 Serious Health Benefits of Apples

1. It is a good source of souble fiber.

2. A study showed that it helped people to lose weight.

3. It lowers your risk of death from both coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease.

4. It says:
People who eat apples may be less likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms linked to an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Joyce Hendley reported in EatingWell Magazine that researchers who analyzed National Health and Nutrition Examination Study (NHANES) data, a survey of eating and health habits, found that people who had eaten apples in any form over the past day were 27 percent less likely to have symptoms of metabolic syndrome than those who didn't.
The apple eaters also had lower levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation whose presence in the blood suggests an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes.
5. The quercetin in it helps people to exercisie longer.

6. It is a very good source of vitamin C

But I also found this article:

Research Shows Apples Prevent Stroke

It says:
A recent study from researchers at Wageningen University in the Netherlands published in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association indicates fruits with white flesh such as apples and pears can reduce the risk of stroke by 52%. Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United states with over 143,579 people dying each year. Approximately 795,000 people suffer a stroke annually meaning 650,000 survive their stroke and are left to suffer the post-stroke health conditions for the remainder of their lives.