Eat Apples for Healthy Heart

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Eat Apples for Healthy Heart

In addition to the delicious and fresh fruit, apples turned out to have many benefits for our bodies, especially for our heart health by increasing heart function, reduce oxidative stress in the body, and lowers blood pressure and cholesterol levels, research by the University of Michigan Health System have revealed.

Research was test a compound contained in apple called pectin, a fiber-rich compound that has shown its benefits to heart health even just from lowering cholesterol alone. Even the powerful antioxidants and phytochemicals in apples are also very helpful to reduce free radical damage by reducing the core symptoms of heart disease.

The research results presented at the American Dietetic Association (ADA) Annual Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition is the complete results of previous studies also have revealed the benefits of apples for the digestive system with a supply of healthy bacteria in the gut and skin of apple can prevent cancer cells from forming .

Prior studies that have been done, actually there are many benefits of fruits for our health though not yet revealed. What is clear let us accustom to a healthy lifestyle with healthy natural foods and also away from chemical preservatives.