An Apple a Day

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 0528582

appleYou have heard the saying, An apple a day keeps the doctor away.


 In new research published online September 29 2012, Journal of Functional Foods, study participants who ate one apple every day for four weeks had reduced blood levels of oxidized low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad" cholesterol. )  This means that eating an apple a day can reduce your risk of atheroschlerosis (hardening of the arteries)

Participants who took a supplement containing polyphenols similar to those found in apples also had lowered oxidized LDL, but not as much as those who ate apples.  A control group taking a placebo or "sugar pill"  experienced no change in oxidized LDL. 

Once again, it is no secret that apples are good for you.  Another conclusion one can draw from this study is that eating  fresh food works better than taking a supplement. 

Apples are rich in antioxidants and some of the value is in the peel.  

Apples are about the same nutritionally whether organic or not.  However, if you are eating the peel, organic should have less exposure to pesticides.  In any case wash your apples before you eat them.  

The photo is of a Rome apple which is a good apple to make an apple pie, which is what I plan to make for Thanksgiving.              



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Christine McDaniel
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Interesting Beverly!  I've just been reading up on low sugar diets and had noticed apples also.

Nov 20, 2012 01:57 PM #1
Mark Loewenberg
KW of the Palm Beaches - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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whodathunk that?  and we just thought it was a good way of buttering up the teacher on test days!

Nov 20, 2012 09:08 PM #2
Beverly Carlson
Carlson Properties 325-721-2429 - Abilene, TX
Abilene's Staging Realtor

Christine, Apples are grown in the U.S. and easy to get.

Mark, apples are versatile and look good in a bowl on the counter, too!  

Nov 21, 2012 12:40 AM #3
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