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Health Benefits of Apples

Published 7/9/13

What are Apples?

Native to central Asia, apples are a pomaceous fruit, meaning it is fruit that comes from a flowering plan, that comes from the deciduous apple tree, emaning they lose their leaves every year. Apples have been widely consumed for thousands of years and is one of the most popular fruits around the globe. Originally grown in Asia and Europe, apples were brought to North America by European colonists. China grows the most apples on an annual basis with the United States growing the second most. 

Health Benefits of Apples

The benefits of apples include, but are not limited to, the following:

Whiter Teeth: biting and chewing on apples stimulate the saliva glands in the mouth, which in turn lower the bacteria levels and reduce possible tooth decay. 

Protect Against Parkinson's: the antioxidants found in apples fight against and destory dangeours free radicals that are capable of causing permanent damage to the brain's dopmaine-producing nerve cells

Fight Cancers: the triterpenoids in the skin of an apple contain potent anti-growth capapbilities against cancer cells found in the liver, colon, and breast. 

Combat Diabetes and Lower Cholesterol: The soluble fiber found in apples are great when it comes to controlling blood sugar levels and reducing the "bad" LDL cholesterol levels. 

Aid Circulatory System: The high level of soluble fiber found in apples also helps prevent cholestrol from attaching to the walls of the arteries, leading to more efficient circulation and a healthier heart. 

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