"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" is an old English proverb, highlighting the impressive health benefits of this gift from Mother Nature, in strengthening the immune system, improving gut health and reducing the risk of strokes, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, obesity, as well as inhibiting some cancers. Apples are rich in immune-boosting Vitamin C and also an excellent source of fiber, which aids weight loss, and lowers risk of developing type 2 diabetes. The important flavonoid, Quercetin, found in apples, protects neurons from oxidative damage and contains other anti-Alzheimer’s disease properties, too. Research published in 'Stroke' journal (2011) found that eating apples (or pears) regularly was associated with a 52 percent lower stroke risk.
Apricots are a super-food, being a rich source of vitamins A, C, K, E, and B vits as well as vital minerals potassium, copper, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus. Apricots are also a very good source of dietary fibre. Anti-inflammatory. Good for eye health. Fights liver disease. Lowers blood pressure and protects the heart. Good for respiratory health.