Eating Apples Extends Lifespan of Fruit Flies 10 Percent

Love to Eat| Testing fruit flies, a common stand-in for humans in medical research, scientists report for the first time that consumption of the antioxidant substance in apples extents their lives by 10 percent.

The researchers found that apple polyphenols not only prolonged the average lifespan of fruit flies but helped preserve their ability to walk, climb and move about. In addition, apple polyphenols reversed the levels of various biochemical substances found in older fruit flies and used as markers for age-related deterioration and approaching death. via Science Daily

Eating fruits and vegetables, especially brightly-colored foods like tomatoes, broccoli, blueberries, and apples meets our bodies’ need for antioxidants.