Researchers Prove that Eating Apples Can Keep Cholesterol Down

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:55

Researchers from the University of Reading have found that eating apples which were rich in fiber and compounds called polyphenols reduced the amount of total and LDL cholesterol.

According to the university official website, based on the paper, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers proved that eating two apples a day, which were rich in fiber and compounds called polyphenols, reduced the amount of total and LDL cholesterol and improved markers associated with blood vessel health in participants who had slightly raised blood cholesterol levels.

Professor Julie Lovegrove, Director of the Hugh Sinclair Unit of Human Nutrition at the University of Reading said that, “this latest study shows that the impact of an easy to implement dietary change could have an important impact on key measures of heart disease risk. A particular interest in this study is how the two whole apples, rather than a sugar and calorie matched apple juice drink, has had a significant effect on markers of heart health of participants.”

“We don’t yet know whether the fiber that is found in the apple or the polyphenol which is in significantly greater concentration in the apples we used is responsible for the results. Either way, the clear winner here is the whole food,” said Dr. Thanasis Koutsos, who performed the study.

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