The health benefits of apples

wwny The health benefits of apples

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - It is apple season and Registered Dietitian Cathy Moore says no other fruit defines autumn in the Northeast better than the apple.

Cathy appeared on 7 News at Noon on Friday. You can watch her interview above.

She said apples have been associated as a superfruit since Medieval times. The old English saying, “Eat an apple before going to bed makes the doctor beg his bread,” and its more modern version, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” attest to this old wisdom.

In particular, apples are high in quercetin, an antioxidant flavonoid that protects you from cancer and supports brain health, but you do need to eat the peel as two thirds of an apple’s antioxidants are found in its peel. There is evidence that apples contain additional components that protect our lungs, our hearts, our guts, improves immunity and protects against metabolic syndrome.

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