FROM AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR DR GOVIND SHUKLA, NUTRITION EXPERT

Govind Shukla, Specializes in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Nutraceuticals & Herbal Drugs has published More than 50 research papers in National & International Journals. He is also a reviewer of International Journal of Pharmacology & pharmacotherapeutics, Chief editor of IJPNR Journal & Freelance Medical Writer for Different publication Groups including Lambert Academic Publishing Saarbrucken, Germany.

Why There is a Lot of Truth to the Saying, “An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away.”?

Apples provide both soluble and insoluble fibre (one medium apple with skin provides about 3g of fibre). Apple skins are a major food source of a type of flavonoid called quercetin, which is a potent antioxidant that helps protect against heart disease and cancer. These flavonoids, along with vitamin C, give apple immune-bolstering properties. Phenolic compounds found in apple skins provide protection against many chronic diseases and have been found to provide UVB sun protection. That’s why there is a lot of truth to the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Fuji Apples have the highest concentration of phenolic and flavonoid compounds.

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