10 Health Benefits of Apples You Should Know

An old adage says “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!” Here are lots of reasons why it is good for you to eat an apple a day!

1. Apples are filled with soluble fiber that has been shown to reduce intestinal disorders 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.

2. Apple pectin helps reduce cholesterol levels by lowering insulin secretion.

3. Eating five apples a week lowers the risk of respiratory diseases like asthma.

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

5. Apple cider vinegar can help prevent the formation of kidney stones.

6. Studies indicate that eating apples daily can reduce skin diseases.

7. According to a Brazilian study, eating an apple before a meal helped women lose 33 percent more weight than those who didn’t.

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

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

10. Apples provide a source of potassium which may promote heart health.