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An Apple per Day helps Shed the Pounds

According to a study published in May 2011, two groups of postmenopausal women aged 45 to 65 were given either dried apples, or prunes every day for one year to see how it would effect their cholesterol and weight.
After six months the findings determined that the women who ate the dried apples had lowered their LDL "bad" cholesterol by 23% and increased their "good" HDL cholesterol by 4%.

The extra calories consumed daily from the dried apples did not cause any weight gain. In fact, the women in the apple group lost on average over three pounds. This is said to be because apples help satiate hunger so you don't feel as hungry and don't feel the urge to binge on food.

So if you are not already making apples a regular part of your meal plan, there's some motivation for you to make apples part of your daily snack routine.
While the women in the study were using dried apples, it probably doesn't matter what kind of apple it is. The old adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" is likely because of some very good scientific reasons.

The Benefits of Apples

#1. Reduced Appetite

#2. More Good Cholesterol, Less Bad Cholesterol.

#3. Long Term Weight Loss

#4. Nutritious!

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