7 Health Benefits of Apples (1/7)

Will an apple a day keeps the doctor away? Perhaps not, but there's certainly a whack of research supporting the many health benefits of apples.

Stave Off Alzheimer's Disease

Apples might help stave off Alzheimer’s disease

The health benefits of apples include the potential to ward off Alzheimer’s disease. Apples contain quercetin, a powerful antioxidant that protects brain cells from degeneration in rats and might do the same in humans. Dr. Ramani Soundararajan from Dalhousie Medical School and Dr. Vasantha Rupasinghe at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College found that the flavonoids in Red Delicious apples had strong neuroprotective effects.

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