Green tea and apple are the two superfoods you must include in your daily diet. They play a significant role in maintaining immunity and promoting metabolism, but also have the potential of curing severe health problems. What makes these foods so special?

Research has found that polyphenols, compounds found in apple and green tea can help reduce the risk of heart problems and various types of cancer. Polyphenols have the potential to block the key molecule Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor (VEGF), which is the main driver of blood vessel formation in diseased cells via a process called angiogenesis. It can trigger atherosclerosis that could lead to heart problems and stroke.

Researchers are targeting these micronutrients for some anti-cancer and cardiac medications. Why not include them in your meal plan and reap their benefits? Check out our six healthy ways to use green tea, and five blushing apple recipes for good health.

Source: IANS
Reference: Polyphenols in apple and green tea reduce the risk of cancer and heart problems:  Institute of Food Research (IFR) in Britain, appeared in  journal Molecular Nutrition & Food Research.

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A graduate in English Literature, Shruti comes with a gamut of experience in academic freelance writing and television journalism. A strong believer of holistic living, she has always followed the mantra of “a healthy body and a happy mind”. Naturally then, it wasn’t long before she found herself inclined towards wellness and lifestyle. She now writes on these subjects in a professional capacity at Z Living. Her inherent curiosity about healthy living makes her a connoisseur of all things natural, and motivates her to share the knowledge through her writing.