Apples ARE good for you - it's a fact. According to Jean Carter in “The Food Pharmacy”, Italian, Irish and French researchers have found that apples can help reduce blood cholesterol.
In studies, eating 2-3 apples a day lowered blood cholesterol in 80% of participants by between 10 and 30%. And that can help create a healthier heart.
And the humble apple also has a low GI (glycemic index) which means it keeps blood sugars level and you feel fuller for longer. And that can help decrease the risk of diabetes and prevent gallstones.
Apples are full of fibre - a medium apple contains about 4 grams of fibre. Dietary fibre can help beat diarrhea and constipation; neutralise irritable bowel syndrome; and avert hemorrhoids.
And, the low calorie count of apples is great for controlling weight.
Other benefits attributed to the humble apple are: getting whiter teeth; protection against Parkinson's, cataracts and cancer; a liver detox; and an immune booster.
All this, and it’s easily available, portable and inexpensive!
But beware! Apples are one of the most heavily toxic foods as far as pesticides residues are concerned, so buy organic if possible.