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Cicely C. Mitchell

When it comes to health and wellness, you cannot find a better snack than an apple! Apples are packed with all kinds of nutrients and vitamins and are already conveniently “packaged” by Mother Nature”; so they can be taken on the go! Did you know that eating apples as apart of your diet can provide many health, wellness and even beauty benefits!? Learn of the many reasons why you really should eat “an apple a day”!

1. Help yourself to Healthier Teeth!

An apple certainly cannot replace your toothbrush, but biting and chewing an apple stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth. Tis production of saliva helps in reducing tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria. So bite into a great smile!

2. There is Proven Protect Against Parkinson’s Disease

There is research that indicates that people who eat fruits and other foods high in fiber, gain a certain amount of protection against Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s disease is a disease characterized by a breakdown of the brain’s dopamine-producing nerve cells. Scientists have found a link between eating apples and warding off this disease. Apples are believed to have a free radical-fighting power of the antioxidants.

3. You Can Curb All Kinds of Cancers

Scientists from the American Association for Cancer Research, are in agreement with the consumption of apples in the reduction of developing pancreatic cancer by as much as 23%. Researchers at Cornell University have discovered several compounds—triterpenoids—in apple peel that have potent anti-growth activities against cancer cells in the liver, colon and breast. Did you know that the National Cancer Institute in the U.S. has recommended the consumption of apples too? Apples, which are high in fiber, can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

4. Eating Apples Reduce Cholesterol

The soluble fiber that is found in apples binds with fats in the intestine; this all translates into lower cholesterol levels and a healthier you! Great fiber source, great apples await your diet!

5. Stabilizing Weight!

Did you know that eating apples can help stabilize your weight!? It’s true! Many diseases can be traced back to obesity: heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea are but some of them. To stabilize your weight and to increase weight loss, doctors recommend diets that are rich in fiber. Foods high in fiber will fill you feel full, without costing you too many calories.

6. Cataract Prevention

Although it has been a divided on the issue, one recent long-term study suggest that people who have a diet rich in fruits that contain antioxidants—like apples—are 10 to 15 per cent less likely to develop cataracts. Apples have on average between 3-6 grams of fiber. One daily can really make a difference!

Health/Beauty Wellness Wednesday: The Benefits Of Eating Apples!  was originally published on news92fm.com

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