Nutrition

Apples lower cholesterol

By August 22, 2012 No Comments

Results in a new study by the University of Florida have been hailed as “incredible”. Medical researchers at Florida State University asked female test subjects to eat 75g of dried apple every day for a year. This is the equivalent of 2-3 Granny Smiths. In the results their LDL cholesterol (low density lippoproteins, the harmful kind that cause hardened and clogged arteries) fell by a quarter on average. It is believed that this result was a result of the powerful anti-oxidants contained within apples.

Apples are also one of the best fruits to eat, as they have a lower glycaemic index than most fruits. This means that they contain less fructose, which will limit the amount of insulin produced after eating them. This means that the calories within the apple are less likely to be stored as fat and more likely to be used for energy.

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