Monday, December 1, 2008

Day 246- Nutrition Bite

An apple a day not only keeps the doctor away but can also keep fat way and increase muscle strength! Asahi breweries researchers and Hiroyuki Nakajima, a professor of the NSSU graduate school, fed rats with food that contained 5 percent apple polyphenols and compared them after three weeks with rats that were fed ordinary food. The results showed that rats fed with food containing apple polyphenols gained 16 percent more muscle strength and lost 27 percent of organ fat when compared with those that ate ordinary food. Polyphenols contained in red wine and black beans have been known to remove oxygen radicals in the body, a substance that may cause cancer and accelerate the process of aging. But this is the first time a polyphenol has been shown to have an effect on muscle strength and organ fat. The skin of apples contains more polyphenols than the flesh. Apple polyphenols can help people who need to increase their strength or reduce body fat!

Sugar Preacher's Experience

I work in the fitness industry! I will start preaching the importance of eating an apple a day to keep fat away! Scientists are discovering daily the positive benefits of eating fruits and vegetables. I challenge you to eat 3-5 servings of vegetables a day!! You will reap the rewards!!

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