I recently read an article saying that new evidence supported the fact that eating an apple a day really does help you live longer. The researchers from the University of Western Australia tracked a group of women for 15 years and found that those who ate an apple every day had a 35% reduced risk of early mortality.
The research went on to say how it was thought to be the antioxidants, fibre, minerals etc in the apples that were implicated in the women’s longevity, but I have another theory.
A few years ago I did a liver cleanse which involved a week drinking apple juice or taking malic acid (which apples contain) before the cleanse in order to soften any fat in the liver ready for removal. So apples obviously help the liver deal with fat deposits and I think it is this rather than the nutritional content that is the main reason for their health benefits. The liver is our main organ of detoxification so when cleansed of fat and working well we have a far greater chance of staying healthy and living longer.
It made me realise that there is probably a lot of truth in the old saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’. I now try to make sure that I have an apple each day either on my breakfast or as a mid-meal snack – it’s no hardship as I love apples.