'An apple a day?': 5 health benefits of apples

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Unlike most fruits, apples are available all year-round. They’re easy to find and delicious. 

They also have a whole lot of health benefits:

1. Apples aid in weight loss 

Apples have a high fibre and water content, which is why they’re filling. So you feel less hungry and you binge less.

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2. Apples are good for the heart

Apples contain soluble fibre. This helps lower cholesterol levels. Apples also have polyphenols, which are antioxidants.

3. Apples help lower diabetes

Apples have a high polyphenol antioxidant content. Eating an apple can lower risk of type 2 diabetes.

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4. Apples help fight cancer

Apples have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory qualities. Studies have shown that these can help lower risk of cancer.

5. Apples can help fight asthma

The anti-inflammatory and antioxidant compounds can help protect lungs from oxidative damage. Apples also have flavonoid quercetin, which helps regulate the immune system. An apple a day can truly keep a doctor away.

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