Food and Health

APPLES

apple

 

Benefits:
  • Low in calories and high in soluble fiber that hellps lower cholesterol
  • Packed with numerous phytochemicals such as quercetin that may help prevent heart disease and cancer
  • Apples enhance dental hygiene
Drawbacks:
  • Relatively low in nutrients.
  • Skin may contain pesticide residues.

 

ALCOHOL

 

Benefits:
  • Moderate consumption cuts heart-attack risk by raising HDL cholesterol and reducing the risk of blood clot formation.
  • May protect the brain against age-related dementia.
  • In small amounts, it can improve appetite and aid digestion.
Drawbacks:
  • Can provoke mood swings, aggression and hangovers. Can be addictive.
  • Interacts with many medications.
  • Over time, moderate to high intake increases the risk of cancers, as well as heart and liver disease.