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Healthy Bites

It’s true. An apple a day does keep the doctor away. But just how and why are apples healthy for you? Studies prove apples keep your belly full and fit, your memory sharp, and cancer, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease at bay.

Enjoy these bites of healthy apple facts:

Packed with Antioxidants

Mounting research suggests powerful antioxidants in apples and apple products play an essential role in reducing risks of prevalent diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Good for Good Gut Bacteria

University of Denmark researchers discovered apple consumption increases the number of good gut bacteria.

Keep the Cardiologist Away

OSU reports eating one apple a day for four weeks lowered blood levels of oxidized LDL, the “bad cholesterol,” by 40%.

Bone Health

A study from American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggests older women who eat plenty of fruits (including apples) may have a lower chance of bone fractures.

Healthier Bodies

People who eat apples or apple products are likely to have lower blood pressure and trimmer waistlines.

Immunity Health

Research from University of Illinois suggests soluble fiber, like pectin from apples, may strengthen the immune system.

Fiber Power

Apples are among the tastiest and best sources of soluble fiber.

Reducing Asthma in Kids

Research from UK suggests children of mothers who eat apples during pregnancy are much less likely to exhibit symptoms of asthma at age five.

Weight Reduction

Researchers from State University of Rio de Janeiro found that overweight women who eat three apples a day lost more weight on a low calorie diet than women who didn’t add fruit to their diet.

Juice it Up!

A 4 oz. glass of apple juice counts as a serving toward the recommended USDA Dietary Guidelines.

The Skin-ny on Muscle Health

Ursolic acid, a natural compound found in the apple’s skin, may prevent muscle wasting that can result from aging or illness.

Cancer Fighters

Apples are rich in antioxidants, especially quercetin, known to inhibit cancer onset and cell proliferation.