4 Benefits of Apples That You’ve Never Heard About

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

health benefits of apples

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” — a proverb, dating from the 19th century, which turns out to be true! (Note: Make sure you buy and eat organic apples because conventionally grown apples are now full of pesticides, which isn’t exactly good for your body.)

The benefits of apples on the human body are beyond all belief: they improve the memory, lower the risk of heart attacks, and may even be life-extending.

Nutritional Value Of Apples

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Source: http://caloriecount.about.com/calories-apple-i9003

The nutritional facts seem a bit poor at first glance: no fats, no proteins, a few carbohydrates—not a lot of substance. Nevertheless, apples contain a fairly high amount of Vitamins; Vitamin C in particular. So what’s the secret?

Phytochemicals are the key benefits within them: they’re organic compounds found in plants that have biological effects, but no nutritional value. Phytochemicals have’t yet been investigated in depth, but they they are known to be used for their general metabolic and anti-inflammatory properties.

#1 Benefit: Live Longer

According to a study by the American Chemical Society in 2011, researchers were able to observe life-extending effects of apple-eating test animals by 10 %. There is also evidence, that the chemical compound responsible preserves the motor abilities of test animals.

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Although the research is currently being conducted on test animals, there are no objections in applying the general findings on human beings, as in all clinical studies.