Turns out an apple a day could really keep the doctor away.
2. Its 5 grams of fiber and 20 grams of carbs make it a filling snack.
3. Apples' fiber, pectin, antioxidants and other compounds can lower bad (LDL) cholesterol and raise good (HDL) cholesterol.
4. The flavonoids and other phytochemicals in apples help protect against lung and colon cancer
5. Apples contain boron, a mineral that helps maintain bone density and protect against heart disease.
6. The tannins prevent tooth decay, gum disease and urinary-tract infections.
7. Eating an apple a day (with skin) can guard against stroke.
8. The vitamins and antioxidants in apples may help prevent age-related vision loss.
9. The quercetin (a flavonoid) may fight cancer better than vitamin C does.
10. Apples are a good source of folic acid, a B vitamin that helps prevent serious birth defects as well as heart disease.
Well, I'm off to eat a apple or two. What about you?