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Our ancestors believed that old proverb "An apple a day keeps the doctor away," but they didn't understand the 'Why' of it.

Nutritional scientists research for evidences that verify how apples are good for our health. Apples are rich in pectin, a soluble fiber (fibre), which is effective in lowering cholesterol levels.

Apples work in any form, from raw to juice, to maintain good cardiovascular health. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, found that apples act as antioxidants against the damaging portion of cholesterol in the blood stream.

Many researchers suggest that people who eat fatty foods should, if possible, wash down this food with apple juice rather than the usual drink.

Researchers have found that apples are the richest of fruits in pectin with the Jonagold variety of apple leading other varieties.

A diet of low fiber, high fat, and animal protein appears to be the leading cause of death in many people. It has been established that a diet rich in pectin can protect against these diseases. (Thrombosis Research, United Kingdom)

Biotherapy (Japan) has found in their lavatories that apple pectin can decrease colon cancer.

Apple fiber helps maintain intestinal balance by cleansing the intestinal tract with its soluble and insoluble fibers. Pectin apple fiber increases the acidity in the large intestines. (University of Florida College of Medicine)

Apple pectin in any form is advocated for diabetics and those suffering from ulcer, colitis, and for regulating the blood pressure.

Researchers advise that children should be taught to eat apples or drink apple juice and to keep this habit on through life. Too many people ignore good nutrition until they get old, then, too late, they begin to worry about their health.

Establish good diet habits early and keep them throughout life and that means eat plenty of apples and drink apple juice.

Researchers conclude there is still a mysterious 'Why' in apples. Scientists say apples are a real health food that helps the human body. Their investigation is in agreement: eating or drinking an apple a day is a must in building better health.