♥ 1) Bone Protection
Frenchresearchers found that a flavanoid called phloridzin that is found only inapples may protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis and may alsoincrease bone density. Boron, another ingredient in apples, also strengthensbones.
♥ 2)Asthma Help
One recent studyshows that children with asthma who drank apple juice on a daily basis sufferedfrom less wheezing than children who drank apple juice only once per month.Another study showed that children born to women who eat a lot of apples duringpregnancy have lower rates of asthma than children whose mothers ate fewapples.
A study on mice atCornell University found that the quercetin in apples may protect brain cellsfrom the kind of free radical damage that may lead to Alzheimer's disease.
♥ 4)Lower Cholesterol
The pectin in appleslowers LDL ("bad") cholesterol. People who eat two apples per day maylower their cholesterol by as much as 16 percent.
♥ 5)Lung Cancer Prevention
Accordingto a study of 10,000 people, those who ate the most apples had a 50 percentlower risk of developing lung cancer. Researchers believe this is due to thehigh levels of the flavonoids quercetin and naringin in apples.
♥ 6)Breast Cancer Prevention
A Cornell Universitystudy found that rats who ate one apple per day reduced their risk of breastcancer by 17 percent. Rats fed three apples per day reduced their risk by 39percent and those fed six apples per day reduced their risk by 44 percent.
ColonCancer Prevention One study found that rats fed an extract from apple skins hada 43 percent lower risk of colon cancer. Other research shows that the pectinin apples reduces the risk of colon cancer and helps maintain a healthydigestive tract.
♥ 7) Liver Cancer Prevention
Researchfound that rats fed an extract from apple skins had a 57 percent lower risk ofliver cancer.
♥ 8) Diabetes Management
Thepectin in apples supplies galacturonic acid to the body which lowers the body'sneed for insulin and may help in the management of diabetes.
♥ 9)Weight Loss
ABrazilian study found that women who ate three apples or pears per day lostmore weight while dieting than women who did not eat fruit while dieting.