An Apple a Day Keeps the Neurologist at Bay

Researchers at Cornell University found eating fresh apples can keep dementia at bay, reports The Epoch Times. Apples are high in quercetin, a flavonoid that protects nerve cells against oxidative stress.

It is believed that in Alzheimer’s Disease the brain over-produces beta-amyloid, a protein that makes free radicals and causes cumulative damage to brain cells. Quercetin, found in apple skin, mops up those free radicals. Red apples contain the highest concentration of quercetin.

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