Did you know that there are more than 7,000 varieties of apples cultivated worldwide? (No, that doesn’t include what’s sold at the Apple store, thank you, but we’re very big fans of the late, great Steve Jobs. ) No apple is exactly alike in taste and appearance, but all share the same miraculous health benefits, such as protection against lung disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, and asthma.
Here are some of the reasons why apples are so darned amazing (again, the edible kind ):
- Powerful phytochemicals
- They help curb cancer
- They help stop stroke
- They help cut cholesteral
- They lessen lung disease risk
- They decrease diabetes risk
- They help you avoid asthma
The best way to benefit from all that apples offer, is opt for organically grown apples. Organic apples are grown without pesticides and other chemical residues. Organic apples, fruits, and vegetables are better for you, your family, and for the environment.
Lastly, eating an apple is more beneficial than drinking apple juice, but one to two small glasses of apple juice each day can be a healthy way to obtain some of the nutrients. But remember: Not all apple juices are created equally, so pay attention to the label and look for ones that say 100% juice.