The English saying ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ has been given a modern twist by the doctors and medical practitioners in the United States. They say that you should begin your day by consuming a refreshing cup of green tea that is loaded with anti oxidants. It should be consumed on an empty stomach, followed by a filling and nutritious breakfast.
They also insist that an apple too should be included in the breakfast to make the meal complete and well-balanced. Here are some of the most amazing health benefits of green tea and apple.
The flavonoids in the green tea and the apple makes sure that your body is healthy. Both are storehouses of anti-oxidants which can effectively prevent heart diseases and cancer.
Doctors suggest that one should receive at least 500 mili grams of flavonoids, a day, through the food that we eat. The more we consume food with flavonoids, the less are the chances for getting cancer.
A study published in the medical journal called Nature Communications states that flavonoids would be helpful for people who are addicted to alcohol consumption and smoking, to retain their health.
Besides apples and green tea, dark chocolates and red wine too contain lots of anti oxidants and flavonoids. Alcohol consumption and smoking damages most of the blood cells in the human body. Food items that are rich in anti oxidants and flavonoids help rejuvenate and repair such damaged cells.
Consuming fresh fruits nourishes the body with vitamins and other essential nutrients.
These healthy food items can even lower the urge to gorge on fast food or junk food that ruins our health and well being.