The phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” may have more truth to it than ever realized. A study released this week shows that consistent fruit and vegetable intake can significantly reduce the risk for a stroke and many other major heart problems. The Dutch study specifically targeted white flesh style fruits such as apples and pears but the results are expected to carry over to other fruits as well.
By simply eating a single serving every day of these fruits study participants saw a reduction of about 9% in heart disease and stroke risk. It is quite uncommon for such an incredible correlation to be made between healthy foods and health conditions but doctors say it is simply another great reason to make sure you eat properly. Not only does avoiding bad foods make a difference; eating the correct foods will actually benefit you as well.
Overall the information that apples and other similar fruits can significant reduce health problems is great news for everyone; many of these foods are already common for many people so simply increasing the consumption level will be simple and in turn thousands of people will see reduced risk of stroke and heart disease. Follow studies are currently being planned to find out what other fruits and vegetables may have a significant impact on heart health as well; doctors are hopeful that many popular fruits will in fact be deemed helpful in terms of heart health.