Bad Cholesterol Reduced By Eating One Apple Daily
A research from the Florida State University adds keeping bad cholesterol in check among the health benefits people get from eating an apple a day. The study, funded partially by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, was originally intended to determine the effects of eating apples and prunes to bone health.
The researchers asked 160 women between the ages 45 to 65 to eat everyday for one year either 75 grams dried apple or 100 grams prunes. The women’s blood samples were analyzed on the third, sixth, and twelfth months, to monitor their health.
Aside from finding that apples indeed help make bones healthier, the researchers further noted that after only six months of the study, the participants’ low-density lipoprotein (LDL) or what is known as bad cholesterol is 23% lower, while high-density lipoprotein (HDL) or good cholesterol is 3% higher on average.
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