Monday, December 17, 2007

An Apple a Day

There's wisdom in the old saying "an apple a day, keeps the doctor away". According to the Iowa Women's Health Study, consuming apples is one of the healthiest things a postmenopausal woman can do for herself.

The Iowa Women's Health Study has been studying the health habits of 34,000 women for more than 20 years. The apple was named as one of three foods (the other two were pears and red wine) that are most effective against the risk of heart disease amongst menopausal women.

Apples are full of antioxidants flavonoids and also contain soluble fiber that helps regulate cholesterol. Apples have also been shown to reduce the risk of lung cancer and type 2 diabetes. And everyone can include apples into their daily diet at meals and snacks.

An apple a day - to your health!

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