Eat apples while you drink green tea
When green are tea and apples consumed together, natural antioxidants in both blend together to block a molecule called vascular endothelial growth factor, or VEGF, Institute of Food Research scientists recently reported. This molecule encourages angiogenesis, or the formation of new blood vessels.
Angiogenesis may play a role in the formation of plaque that can harden arteries, leading to heart attacks or stroke, and can promote the spread of cancerous cells throughout the body. Related research has linked apple consumption to taking fewer prescription medications and green tea with lower cholesterol levels.
Munch on an apple before food shopping
Cornell researchers recently discovered another healthy time to eat an apple: before you head to the supermarket. In a new study, 120 participants were randomly given an apple sample, a cookie sample, or no sample before grocery shopping. Those given an apple bought 28 percent more fruits and vegetables than those
given a cookie and 25 percent more than those who did not get a sample. Snack on an apple before your supermarket trip, and you may just check out with a healthier cart.