Eat an apple every day and the doctor went. That’s the old advice that has been around for 150 years and remains relevant today.
A recent study in the United States to reveal the truth of this advice.Studies show that apples may help reduce bad cholesterol and help you lose weight.
In a yearlong study of 160 postmenopausal women who regularly eat apples, is that their bodies healthier. Respondents were divided into two groups, namely eating fresh apples and eating apples that have been dried.
After eating fresh apples regularly for 6 months, levels of bad cholesterol (LDL), which fell to 23 percent. At the same time, the levels of good cholesterol (HDL) increased by 4 percent.
Meanwhile, women in the group eating the apple dry mengasup about 75 grams per day, low weight, on average. levels of C-reactive protein (markers of inflammation in the body) and a risk marker for heart disease also fell.
Scientists at Florida State University, explains, apples contain pectin, which increases the body’s ability to metabolize fat. Apples are also rich in polyphenols that inhibit the production of inflammatory molecules.