There’s factual wisdom to the expression, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.”. Here’s why: ­

Apples are filled with soluble fiber (5 grams). This fiber has been shown to reduce intestinal disorders, including diverticulitis, hemorrhoids and possibly some types of cancer. ­

It helps control insulin levels by releasing sugar slowly into the bloodstream. ­

It cleanses and detoxifies, which helps eliminate heavy metals, such as lead and mercury. ­

Apple pectin helps reduce cholesterol levels by lowering insulin secretion. ­

In two studies researchers found that eating five apples a week lowered the risk for respiratory diseases like asthma. ­

According to Chinese medicine:

Apples strengthen the heart, quench thirst, lubricate the lungs, decrease mucous and increase body fluids. ­

Apple cider vinegar can help prevent the formation of kidney stones. ­ Studies indicate that eating apples daily can reduce skin diseases. ­

An apple has only 50-80 calories and has no fat or sodium. ­

Apples are packed with vitamins C, A, and flavonoids and with smaller amounts of phosphorus, iron and calcium. ­

Apples provide a source of potassium which may promote heart health. So there you have it … lots of good reasons why it is good for you to eat an apple a day!

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