Apples are rich in pectin, a soluble fiber,
which helps the body to eliminate cholesterol and also protects against
environmental toxins. Research has shown that 2 apples a day can lower
cholesterol by up to 10%. Apples also contain malic acid which helps to
treat rich fatty foods.
Apples are also a good source of vitamin
Due to their anti-inflammatory properties and soluble fiber content, apples
are considered a beneficial food for patients suffering from arthritis,
rheumatism or fibromyalgia syndrome (muscular pain and tenderness). See
also Fibromyalgia Diet Guide and
For Fibromyalgia Symptoms.
Calories in Apples:
50 calories per medium apple.