An Apple a Day Really Can Keep the Doctor Away!


Bet on apples. Here’s proof this amazing fruit can help lower your cholesterol. In a Florida State University study, 160 women between the ages of 45 and 65 were divided into two groups. The first ate a little less than a cup of dried apples every day for a year, while the second ate dried prunes instead.

One of the researchers, professor Dr. Bahram Arjmandi, was surprised by the results. “Incredible changes in the apple-eating women happened by six months,” he says. “They experienced a 23% decrease in LDL cholesterol.” Not only that, the apple eaters’ HDL numbers climbed 4%.

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  • FC&A Staff Writer