Saturday, April 4, 2009

Bitter English apple extends life span

Scientists say certain compounds found in the bitter English apple can help improve one's general health and extend the life span.

According to a recent study, the high epicatechin polyphenol content of bitter apple boosts heart health and circulation, leading to longer life.

This compound can tackle arterial stiffness (atherosclerosis) and high blood pressure, and therefore lowers the risk of suffering cardiovascular events.

The study showed that epicatechin helps maintain blood circulation by relaxing the arteries and increasing the blood flow.

Findings revealed that adding epicatechin to the regular diet is associated with a 17-year reduction in an individual's vascular age.

Based on the findings of the present study, scientists have developed a red-fleshed apple called Evesse which is believed to be rich in epicatechin.

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