Apples Can Help Lower LDL Cholesterol In Post-menopausal Women

Eating two apples a day for six months can significantly lower LDL cholesterol in post-menopausal woman, according to a study by researchers from Florida State University.

For the study, researchers followed 160 women who had menopause and divided them into two groups. The first group was asked to consume 75 grams of dried apples every day – this number is equal to two medium sized fresh apples. The other group was asked to consume plums every day in the same amount. Each of them then underwent blood tested every three months for one year.

The results, which published in Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, showed that those who ate apples had a 16% decrease in LDL cholesterol levels. While those who ate plums showed no significant results.

“Eating two medium-sized apples can significantly lower LDL cholesterol levels in just three months,” the researchers said.

This finding supports previous research that suggested apples are good for the heart health.