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Apples and Cancer Prevention
Research suggests that apple consumption is associated with reduction of lung, colorectal, breast, and overall digestive tract cancers. A review of over 40 studies investigating diet and cancer found that people with the highest apple consumption were less likely to develop these cancers than those with the lowest apple consumption.
Apples and Heart Health
Apples have a great mix of nutrients that help keep your heart healthy. Diets high in fiber help maintain healthy blood pressure, and potassium helps relax blood vessels, which can reduce the risk of cardiovascular complications associated with high blood pressure.
Apples’ antioxidant and vitamin C content can also protect the heart from oxidative stress, and help you defend against infections and diseases.
Apples and Diabetes
Apples’ flavonoids and antioxidants are helpful for maintaining healthy blood sugar as well.
A 2007 study of more than 38,000 women, found that women who ate one or more apples a day had a 28% lower risk of type 2 diabetes compared with those who ate none.