Surprising Side Effects Apples Have On Your Immune System

You can't beat apples for quick, nutritious snacks. It's filling enough to grab on your way out the door for errands or in your work lunch bag.

Apples are accessible year-round in the U.S. and include vitamins, minerals, fiber, and antioxidants to fight viruses and other diseases.

Will an apple a day keep the doctor away? This is still debated, but 2015 research found that some adults who follow this healthy behavior take fewer prescriptions.

Apples are rich in phytochemicals including quercetin, which regulates immune responses through antioxidant and anti-inflammatory actions.

The basic idea is this. FREE radicals harm cells and activate genes that cause inflammation. Studies have revealed 

that quercetin helps lower inflammatory indicators, which are associated to many serious disorders.

This flavonoid is abundant in red apples. Quercetin is only present in apple skin, so don't peel them.

Apples contain antioxidants beyond quercetin. Inflammatory and immune system-boosting flavonoids include catechin, epicatechin, procyanidin

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