10 Juicy Facts About Apples

November 6, 2015
Leo Robert
Leo Robert

About that apple-a-day-is there proof it keeps the doctor away? Find out in this slide-show summary of some well-known, and lesser-known, facts about apples and good health.

 Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? A number of well-conducted studies support both well-known, and lesser-known, health benefits of the autumnal fruit, from antioxidant effects and cancer prevention to mood elevation in dementia. But one study, described later in this slideshow, reveals findings on the subject that might surprise you.Above find brief summaries of some of the newer science behind the old adage and polish up this traditional heart-healthy Rx. 

References:

1. Comparing Apples and Oranges, and Bananas

2. Core Components

3. Apples, Gut Microbes, and Cardiovascular Health

4. Antioxidants in Apples vs Cancer

5. Study: Apples Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

6. Potassium Protects Heart, Bones, and Muscles

7. Apple Juice Ups Mood in Alzheimer

8. Appeal of the Peel: Please Eat!

9. Just Desserts: Apple vs Chocolate Bar

10. ALERT: Does Apple a Day Really Keep Doc Away?