Top Benefits of Eating Apples you should know

Top Benefits of Eating Apples you should know

benefits of eating apple


Live Longer

According to a study by the American Chemical Society in 2011, researchers were able to observe life-extending effects of apple-eating test animals by 10 %. There is also evidence, that the chemical compound responsible preserves the motor abilities of test animals.

Although the research is currently being conducted on test animals, there are no objections in applying the general findings on human beings, as in all clinical studies.

Memory-Improving

According to a study by the University of Massachusetts Lowell, the consumption of apples increases the production and amount of the neurotransmitter called acetylcholine in the brain. Acetylcholine is a hormone with various tasks, one of them being the modulation of neuro-plasticity, which is the brain’s ability to change and build new structures.

Higher amounts of acetylcholine in the brain result in improved memory, and as a matter of fact, the treatment of choice for Alzheimer’s disease is to medcate with the objective of increasig the amount of acetylcholine in the brain to help slow down the mental decline of patients.

“The findings at present study show that consumption of antioxidant-rich foods such as apples and apple juice can help reduce problems associated with memory loss.”, concludes the UML research group.

Lower risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes

Heart attacks, strokes and arteriosclerosis all have a couple of things in common: a) they’re bad, really bad, b) they develop often due to an excess of LDL-cholesterol (“the bad cholesterol”).

Guess what? Apples were able to decrease the amount of LDL-cholesterol in subjects by 23 %.

That’s an incredible decrease: in therapy with patients suffering from high-cholesterol a decrease by 23 % is highly desirable through medication. Standard medications lower the LDL-cholesterol level by 18-50 %, bringing along however a whole set of devastating side effects. Apples don’t.

Lower Risk of Cancer

According to a study conducted in Hawaii, there is a correlation between the consumption of apples and the risk of suffering from lung cancer in both genders: the higher the intake of apples, the lower the risk of lung cancer. As a matter of fact the subject group with the highest intake could register an unbelievable decrease of risk by 40-50 %.

This might be based on the high antioxidant activity in apples that deactivate certain enzymes (chemical compounds activating certain processes in the human body) that are responsible for the development of lung cancer.

Another study, conducted by Harvard Medical School, could only prove a 21%-decrease in lung cancer within the female subject group.




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