An Apple a Day Truly Can Keep the Doctor Away!

Apples contain nutrients and vitamins that may actually work to prevent disease.

 Boron, an ingredient in apples, is known to strengthen bones.

  • Need to brush your teeth but don’t have a toothbrush? Eat an apple! Known as “nature’s toothbrush,” apples stimulate the salivary glands, which aid in cleaning the teeth.
  • Research has shown that the components in apples significantly lower the risk of colon, liver, lung, and breast cancers.
  • Pectin in apples lowers LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol. Those who eat just two apples per day can lower their cholesterol by as much as 16 percent.
  • Brazilian researchers discovered that women who ate three apples per day while dieting lost more weight than those who ate no fruit.
  • At only 80 calories, five grams of fiber, and no fat, an apple makes for a perfect snack
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