Posted January 19, 2015.
My grandfather, a cardiothoracic surgeon, used to eat an apple a day. I would say to him, “Grandfather, isn’t that bad for business?” Remember the old saying, “An apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” Apples are high in quercetin, a powerful antioxidant that is thought to protect brain cells. My grandfather was sharp as a tack until the day he died. Apples are also high in potassium, a mineral that helps control blood pressure, and as a result helps reduce the risk of stroke. If you have POTS associated with Lyme disease, anything that’s good for the heart is good for you! (I had POTS when I had Lyme symptoms and Lyme disease.) Apples also help reduce cholesterol, asthma and it is thought that a flavonoid called phloridzin, found only in apples, may protect women from osteoporosis and increase bone density. Boron, another ingredient in apples, also will strengthen your bones. Not to mention the vitamin C content and fiber in apple skins. Apples are a go to fast food for me! (Be sure you choose organic though) Who says you can’t eat well on the run! BeRelentless! 100% Recovery.