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Doctors find a new health claim for apples

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They’re high in fiber, will help you lose weight, increase your good cholesterol, decrease your bad cholesterol and now according to a study published online in the Journal of Functional Foods, eating apples every day can reduce hardening of the arteries.  Robert DiSilvestro, professor of human nutrition at Ohio State University and a researcher at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center described daily apple consumption as significantly more effective at lowering oxidized LDL than other antioxidants including the spice-based compound curcumin, green tea and tomato extract.  The study also found eating apples had some effects on antioxidants in saliva, which has implications for dental health, DiSilvestro said.  Read more on the latest study to recommend apples as a part of your daily regimen.

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