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An Apple A Day? Does It Keep the Doctor Away?

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An apple a day, keeps many doctors away in fact!

An apple a day keeps… the dentist away as the enzymes prevent bacterial proliferation in the mouth, preserving the bone structure of your teeth.

An apple a day keeps… the neurologist away as the antioxidant and bioflavanoids protect nerve cells and has been shown to decrease the incidence of alzheimers disease.

An apple a day keeps… the cardiologist away as quercitin and vitamin C strengthen blood vessels and increase good cholesterol while decreasing bad cholesterol.

An apple a day keeps… the oncologist away as they decrease the incidence of breast, prostate and colon cancer due to the presence of phytonutrients and fiber content (4g per apple).

An apple a day keeps… the pulmonologist away as they decrease lung disease, if you eat five or more apples per week. Acute infections as well as chronic inflammatory conditions like asthma decrease with the consumption of apples as well.

The peel of the apple is by far the most nutritious. If however, the apple is not organic, it is the least healthy. Pesticides adhere to the skin of the apple and penetrate into the flesh which not only diminish the antioxidants and bioflavanoids, but destroy the taste and texture too. The skin in particular contains the most nutrients. It is the combination of vitamin C and quercitin that creates the synergistic effect of cellular nutritional enhancement, setting it apart from any other fruit or vegetable.

Eating foods in their natural state takes more effort than eating processed foods. Since whole foods take more effort to eat and digest, we get a deeper feeling of satiety, which helps with optimizing weight. Whole foods offer the best cellular protection as they are rich in nutrients compared to packaged food of similar calories.

If it’s not self care, it does not lend fast results or if it is not easy, it won’t happen. An apple a day is easy, delicious and worth the results!


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Thanks so much for this SHARE.

I agree on the benefits of apples - not to mention an apple truly is "nature's toothbrush". Not to mention the fiber and vitamins and antioxidants it provides.

I know some women who won't eat apples because they say they are "high in carbs" and it maddens me that we have taken something legitimate (watching out for super high carbs in our diet) and deciding that it means all carbs are bad.

I had an apple today after lunch - it cleans my mouth out, brushes my teeth and is delicious!

May 9, 2009 - 11:21am
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