Surprising Side Effects of Eating Apples

According to a 2019 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, individuals with mildly high cholesterol who consumed two apples a day

1. They can improve your heart health

reduced their LDL, or "bad" cholesterol, and increased their blood vessel dilation, which can reduce heart disease risk.

2. They can lower your blood pressure

A 2020 study published in Scientific Reports found that flavanol-rich foods, including apples, can help lower blood pressure.

3. They can improve your gut bacteria

Healthy digestion and healthy immune system start in the same place:your gut. Luckily, eating apples on a regular basis can help boost your beneficial gut bacteria

4. They can help protect your dental health

Apple does reduce the bacterial viabiity in a person's mouth, potentially keeping those pearly whites healthier and less prone to degradation over time.

5. They can make your breath better

Eating an apple after consuming garlic can significantly reduce the enzymes in the garlic that promote bad breath.

6. They may reduce your risk of certain cancers

A study published in Reviews on Environmental Health found that eating one or more apple a day significantly lowered a person's colorectal cancer risk

while a 2015 meta-analysis published in the journal Public Health Nutrition found that apple consumption was associated with a reduction in lung cancer risk.

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