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6 Surprising and Healthy Ways to Use Apples


Who knew that the old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”, was just the tipping point for the many miraculous uses we can apply apples for better health. After all, history suggests that the fruit has been used dating back to 6,500 BC for everything from eating to beautifying skin. If you’re still just eating apples, maybe it’s time to explore these six surprising and healthy alternative uses for “dem apples”…

1. Apples for Brain Boosting Health

It seems an apple a day keeps dementia at bay, according to a study published by the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Researchers noted that mice who drank apple juice raised their production of the essential neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which boosted memory among mice with Alzheimer’s-like symptoms.

A secondary study from 2006, published by the journal, Experimental Biology and Medicine, found that quercetin (a antioxidants very abundant in apples) lowered cell death caused by the inflammation of neurons and oxidation.

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