An Apple a Day…
Is it true that, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away?”
Numerous studies have concluded that it has a ring of truth for many reasons, particularly because of the fiber content in the apple peel (don’t remove it!) and the high antioxidant properties present in apples that fight damage to your body’s cells.
Adding an apple to your daily diet is beneficial for maintaining health naturally because:
- Increasing the amount of fiber in your diet helps lower cholesterol, aids in weight reduction, reduces abnormal sugar (insulin) level surges, reduces your risk of heart disease and colon cancer and makes you feel fuller so you don’t overeat.
- Eating apples may protect you from getting serious lung disease. In fact, a University of Nottingham, England study, conducted over nine years, found that the lungs of those who ate more apples were three years younger than their counterparts who did not eat apples and other fruits.
- Similar research conducted in Finland concluded that the more apples you eat, the more you reduce your risk of disease.
- The antioxidants in apples help prevent diabetes, asthma, heart disease and cancer, particularly lung cancer.
Anything you can do to reduce your risk of serious illness is something worth doing, particularly when it concerns your diet. A healthy diet, regular exercise, and chiropractic adjustments increase your ability to ward off disease and help to maintain peak functioning of your central nervous system functioning. For life!