Why should we eat apples?

Posted by Agnieszka Worek on

Autumn is a great season for apple picking! Why shouldn't you miss this wonderful opportunity? Because there are many reasons to include at least one apple a day in your food intake!

Apples are rich in pectin fiber and active polyphenols (similar to red wine) and they have a power to lower blood cholesterol levels. They can also improve artery health and lower systolic blood pressure (amount of pressure in your arteries during contraction of your heart muscle). Some studies show that higher apple consumption is associated with a lower risk of lung cancer. Apples bypass the small intestine to provide fiber and nutrients to the colon that may favor a healthier bacterial makeup. Fiber in apples is an excellent prebiotic, which is a specialized plant fiber that beneficially nourishes the good bacteria already in the large bowel or colon. What is also important is that apples are rich in quercetin, which lowers inflammation and can help fight asthma and allergies.

Don’t wait, get your basket ready!

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