You are familiar with the adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Is this true? Last week, the benefits of apples on the bad cholesterol, LDL, was addressed. But there are many more benefits to apples. Just to list a

✴ In June 2012, in an animal study, researchers from the University of Iowa reported that apple peel can prevent mice from becoming obese.

✴ In February 2008, scientists from Cornell University found that an apple a day helps protect from dementia.

✴ A study published in June 2010 in the American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias reported that apple juice may help reduce behavioral and psychotic symptoms linked to dementia.

✴ A 2008 study conducted at the Université Montpelier in France, in collaboration with European researchers, found that apples have similar cardiovascular protective properties as grapes.

✴ In May 2008, scientists from the University of Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany, found that apples and apple juice may protect from colon cancer.
(Medical News Today, October 3, 2012)

So why not start today, with an apple a day? You have nothing to lose but a few pounds and so much to gain!