Top Ranked health benefits of apples by Joe-1313738725 (View Consensus)
1. apples are filled with soluble fiber (5 grams). apples are filled with soluble fiber (5 grams).
This fiber has been shown to reduce intestinal disorders, including diverticulitis, hemorrhoids and possibly some types of cancer.
2. the apple fiber also helps control insulin levels by releasing sugar slowly into the bloodstream
3. the fiber cleanses and detoxifies, which helps eliminate heavy metals, such as lead and mercury.
4. apple pectin helps reduce cholesterol levels by lowering insulin secretion
5. apples provide a source of potassium which may promote heart health
6. an apple has only 50-80 calories and has no fat or sodium
7. finally, apples generally cost less and they are usually in good supply pretty much everywhere
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