This item has been loved as a great snack for thousands of years and now there’s more proof of how healthy it really is.
First: In a study that followed over 20,000 adults for 10 years, it was found to lower stroke risk by 52%.
Second: And Dr. Ri Hai Liu an associate professor of food science at Cornell University found a highly malignant type of adnocarcinoma — one of the main causes of death in breast cancer patients — developed in 81% of rats who ate none of this, and dropped to 57%, 50% and 23% in those who ate 1, 3, or 6 of them a day, respectively
Third: 23% Lower “Bad” Cholesterol over 6 months was found in women ranging in age from 45 to 65 who ate 75 grams of the dried source of this a day…. and keeping the bad cholesterol down reduces plaque build-up in the arteries which can ultimately lead to a stroke.
Fourth: Three studies that ran from 1984 through 2009, and included a total 187,382 people concluded that those who ate 3 servings of this (or 2 other options from the same category) reduced their risk of type 2 diabetes by 7%.
What are we talking about? Apples! In the case of the first study that found reduced stroke risk, they found either apples or pears worked, and in the study on type 2 diabetes the participants ate either apples, pears, blueberries or raisins. Apparently “an apple a day” may be better advice than anyone knew!