An old saying goes as “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Indeed apple was always celebrated as the healthiest fruit that one can come across. The best and most wonderful part of it is that this one age-old belief is not at all a myth and rather an interesting fact re-established by the researchers in today’s world.

So here are some benefits of apple:

Bone Protection

Protection and strengthening of bones especially among women is extremely important for health and longevity. Apples contain some ingredients like phloridzin that increase bone density and boron that strengthens bones.

Asthma Help

Allergic ailments like asthma can be quite painful at time especially among children. Researchers recently found that children who have apples or apple juice regularly suffer less from asthma than those who do not.

Alzheimer’s Prevention

Alzheimer’s is essentially a degenerative disease which manifests in the immediate and regular loss of memory. A recent study says that an ingredient in apple called quercetin may be instrumental in protecting the brain from free radical damage that ultimately leads to Alzheimer’s.

Lower Cholesterol

An increase in LDL levels (bad cholesterol) can bring serious health issues that can sometimes become critical. Scientists have found in their recent studies that an ingredient in apple called pectin helps in lowering of LDL.

Cancer Prevention

Recent studies have verified that having apples regularly may also prevent a number of cancers like lung, breast, colon and liver cancer. The high levels of flavonoids like quercetin and naringin in apples prevents and lowers the risk of developing cancer.

Diabetes Management

Diabetes is another high-risk disease that brings about many critical ailments if not kept in check or managed regularly. Scientists have found that a component of apple namely pectin supplies galacturonic acid to the body that lowers the body's need for insulin thus keeping diabetes in check.

Weight Loss

Weight management can become a real challenge in the busy and stressful schedule of life. A recent study in Brazil claims that due to some of its constituent elements, eating apples regularly help in weight loss.