An Apple A Day

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So, the saying goes ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’… Old wife’s tale… Maybe not. A study done by Dr Christopher Adams of the University of Iowa discovered by feeding mice ursolic acid they had bigger muscles and suffered less muscle wasting.

So what good will that do for me I hear you saying. Well, it depends on if you eat fruit, on a regular basis, in particular an apple. Ursolic acid is found in the peel of an apple if you don’t eat the peel you won’t reap the reward. Ursolic acid will not only be an aid toward diabetes sufferers and muscle wasting in humans it also reduces fat, cholesterol, and blood sugar.

So it looks like I’ve answered my own question, I guess an apple a day can indeed reduce the need for a doctor.

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