8 Impressive Health Benefits of Apples

1. Nutritious

"Apples are nutrient-dense and the Dietary Guidelines suggest consuming 2 cups of whole fruits, such as apples, daily on a 2,000-calorie diet."

2. May support weight loss

"Apples, due to their high fiber and water content, promote a feeling of fullness that can help with weight-loss by reducing overall energy intake."

3. Could be good for your heart

"Apples, attributed to their soluble fiber content, are associated with a reduced risk of heart disease by lowering blood cholesterol levels."

4. Linked to a lower risk of diabetes

"Eating apples has been linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, with a compilation of studies suggesting an 18% reduction in risk by consuming apples and pears."

5. May promote gut health

"Apples contain prebiotic fiber, called pectin, which nourishes the beneficial gut bacteria."

6. Might help prevent cancer

"Antioxidants found in apples have potential anti-cancer properties, particularly against lung, breast, and digestive tract cancers."

7. Could help fight asthma

"Apples, rich in antioxidants, may safeguard lungs against oxidative harm caused by free radicals that lead to inflammation and allergies."

8. May help protect your brain

"Quercetin, an antioxidant found in apples, may shield the brain from oxidative damage and potentially prevent degenerative brain diseases, according to research in rats."

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