In 2004, USDA scientists investigated over 100 foods to measure their antioxidant concentration per serving size. Two apples—Red Delicious and Granny Smith—ranked 12th and 13th respectively, stated besthealthmag.ca. They are ranked this because of what they benefit.
1) Get Whiter, Healthier Teeth
An apple won’t replace your toothbrush, but biting and chewing an apple stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth, reducing tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria, reported besthealthmag.ca.
2) Decreases Your Chance of Diabetes
Women who eat at least one apple a day are 28 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who don’t eat apples. Apples are loaded with soluble fiber, the key to blunting blood sugar swings, statedbesthealthmag.ca.
3) Helps Cholesterol
In two studies researchers found that eating five apples a week lowered the risk for respiratory diseases like asthma, reported mnn.com. Since apples have a great source of fiber it fights of that extra fat that usually comes from meat such as hamburgers, sausage, bacon, beef, and pork.
4) Helps Immune System
Red apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin. Recent studies have found that quercetin can help boost and fortify your immune system, especially when you’re stressed out, stated besthealthmag.ca.
5) Controls Weight Problems
Many health problems are associated with being overweight, among them heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea, reportedbesthealthmag.ca. Doctors say that the fiber in an apple is as filling as a normal meal and has low calories. So so the next time you reach for a snack, consider “picking” an apple, Red Delicious or Granny Smith, of course.