Do try to choose locally grown organic apples. The Environmental Working Group, which publishes an annual list of conventional foods with the least and most pesticide residues points out that 99% of apple samples contain at least one type of pesticide. Some of these pesticides have been linked to Parkinson’s disease.
For this reason you need to really scrub your apple before eating it.
I have written about the health benefits of apples here: The Dark Side of Apples, What is a Tasty Apple Dessert or Snack?
Shubhra Krishan June 1, 2014
Confusion, loss of memory, difficulty speaking, disorientation … Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia, is traumatic for those who have it and those who see their loved ones suffer from it. The statistics tell a sobering story:
- More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s
- Every 67 seconds, someone in the United States develops Alzheimer’s
- Alzheimer’s disease is the 6th largest cause of death in America
Scientists are not sure when and how the decline begins, but do know that the disease prevents brain cells from running well. While researchers are working day and night to find ways to battle Alzheimer’s, we on our part can keep the brain healthy by eating a balanced diet, including more of one particular fruit … apples.
Although apples have long held a terrific reputation for keeping the doctor away, some specific studies on…
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