An Apple A Day Keeps Statins Away

December 19, 2013

Apples 2If you believe in natural health, I doubt this will surprise you: a UK study has concluded that apples work as well as statins at lowering cholesterol levels, and if everyone over the age of 50 ate an apple a day, 8,500 deaths per year could be prevented!

It’s cheaper, it’s side effect free, but it’s not magic—it’s the soluble fiber that apples contain a ton of that does the trick.

Other fruits have it too, apples just have more.

Statins really don’t have a lot going for them by way of studies—it’s easy to conclude they’re over prescribed. Of course, the researchers carefully note that you shouldn’t stop taking prescribed medication without talking to your doctor, because we all have bums to cover.

Apples have other benefits, too. Biting into one is good for your gums, and apples have an array of vitamins and minerals. Past studies have even found eating apples may even lower your risk for certain types of cancers, and that pregnant women who eat apples are at a lower risk for babies with allergies.

And apple peels have all sorts of good stuff. Ursolic acid encourages the right type of fat and decreases risk of obesity and diabetes. Phytonutrients have antioxidant powers and other health benefits. Fruit flies given apple concentrate live longer, even.

Hate apples? Their flavor is kinda ubiquitous. Luckily, we’ve got some supplements that harness the power of phytonutrients. Try Welltrient Green PWRx and add over 40 pure green ingredients to your diet.

Love apples? Share your favorite ways to eat them in the comments!

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