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An Apple a Day Keeps Prescriptions at Bay

February 17, 20169 min
An apple a day may provide you with significant health benefits.How do you like them apples? A new study indicates apple eaters may be less likely to require prescription medications.Scientists tracked the nutritional habits of 8,399 individuals to compare the data of those who ate an apple a day to those who didn't eat apples. Nine percent of participants consumed an apple a day, and they were slightly less likely to be on medications than non-apple eaters.Other benefits to eating raw apples:

Better sexual health
Lower cholesterol
Lower blood pressure
Less body fat
Reduced risk of heart disease
Decreased oxidative stress
Reduced risk of colorectal cancer

Additionally, you should eat the apple peel to get the most nutrients.Listen in as Dr. Mike discusses the wonders of apples.

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