They won’t quite keep the doctor away but including apples in your diet will definitely benefit your mind and body in these five ways. By Teri Anne Tan
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1. You’ll get a better complexion
Apples contain a high amount of collagen which make your skin elastic and exude a natural glow. Who wouldn’t want a flawless and effortless dewy look?
2. You’ll strengthen your hair
If you ever found your hair to be weak or brittle, then here’s some good news: Procyanidin B-2, a magical compound found in apples, helps to promote hair growth and strength. Surely you would want your hair to look great in front of the apple of your eye.
3. You’ll build up immunity
It just so happens that apples are one of those foods out there that contain a significant amount of antioxidants and vitamins, including vitamin C, which helps your immune system to fight harmful substances in your body.
4. You’ll be more alert
Working for long hours at the office can be strenuous and falling asleep at work is an absolute no-no. That is exactly why you should have an apple during lunchtime, because apples contain boron, which stimulates your brain cells and helps you stay alert.
5. You’ll drop excess kilos
Yes, you get to lose weight. Apples have zero saturated fat or cholesterol and low calories which do not convert to fats or store in your body. So there really is no excuse to not eat apples, and eating apples should be an enjoyable, guilt-free experience.
A version of this story first appeared on the CLEO website.