Why do we love apples?

Apples are perhaps the most common fruit in the vastness of our country. This is fully justified, because they are presented all year round, are affordable, grow in every Russian who has a summer cottage. But let’s take a closer look at their nutritional properties:

Weight control, weight loss aid

Apples are good for satisfying hunger. According to a recent study, dried apples helped participants shed some excess weight. Women who consumed a glass of dried apples daily for years were able to lose weight and lower their cholesterol levels. According to Florida State University researchers, the antioxidants and pectin in apples are the main reason for their nutritional and health benefits.

Heart health

The beneficial effects of apples on heart health are not only referenced by Florida State studies. Iowa Women’s Health reports that in a study of more than 34 women, apples are associated with a lower risk of death from coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease. Experts attribute the effect of apples on heart health to the antioxidants found in apples. In addition, the soluble fiber in apples also lowers cholesterol levels.

Protection against metabolic syndrome

Those who regularly consume apples are less likely to develop metabolic syndrome, a group of symptoms associated with a greater risk of heart disease and diabetes. Apple lovers are also seen to have lower levels of C-reactive protein, which is a marker of inflammation.

Apples promote stamina

One apple before a workout can boost your physical endurance. Apples contain the antioxidant quercetin, which increases endurance by making oxygen more available to the lungs.  

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