8. May Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease
Recent research, published in the summer of 2020, found that adults aged 50 and over who had lived a life consuming low levels of flavonoid rich foods (such as apples, berries and green tea) were two to four times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia, than those who ate a diet rich in flavonoids and antioxidants.
In addition to this, research published earlier that year found that the polyphenol found in apples called quercetin had the ability to protect the brain and nerve cells from oxidative damage caused by high levels of free radicals. It’s this kind of damage that’s associated with developing Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia.
As with cancer, dementia is a devastating disease that affects many, and prevention promises can be contentious. But we welcome any research into these life changing diagnoses and hope that in the future, scientists and doctors understand more about their
prevention and cure.
In the meantime, adding apples to your healthy diet and lifestyle is a simple way to help protect your health as much as possible.