An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? Well what if I told you recent studies may show that an apple a day could keep the pounds away? Washington State University researchers, may have found a tasty revelation about the everyday fruit, and thankfully its apple picking season, you may want to run out and grab a bag, just make sure its the right kind!
The Washington State University research study took a variety of common apples (Braeburn, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, McIntosh, and Red Delicious), and sought out to find which ones were the healthiest, and which ones brought on the best health benefits. Granny Smiths were the winners! They were found to help fight against many health issues such as obesity, diabetes and promotion of weight loss.
In the study, researchers measured different components to see which type of apple contained the most bioactive compounds, non-digestible parts that reach the colon intact and promote the growth of healthy bacteria. While all apples had some of this good stuff, Granny Smith apples contained the most.