Eat An (Organic) Apple A Day
...To keep the cardiologist away. 'Tis the season for apple picking, as orchards are pouring with crisp, sweet variations on this yummy "white" fruit (deemed as such by docs because it’s not dark like, say, raspberries). Recent research shows that there is a connection between eating one a day and a decreased risk of having a stroke.
“The nutrients in apples help make blood less sticky, while the pectin fiber in the skin helps detoxify the body,” explains Jeffrey A. Morrison, M.D., owner of Morrison Health Center in New York City. Why organic? Not only because you’re biting right into it, and it’s exposed to chemicals, but because the amount of pesticides used on apples tend to be higher than other fruits.