A little-known ancient breed of English apple is apparently the source of a â€˜secretâ€™ food ingredient that could improve cardiovascular health for millions of people.
Reporting for the London Daily Mail, Jenny Hope writes that the ingredient has been extracted from the rare Evesse apples because they are a rich source of polyphenols that help increase blood flow and relax the arteries. Drinking one glassful of Evesse apple juice is the same as eating 30 of the fresh red-skinned apples, but studies suggest the effect makes the arteries act 10 years younger than their actual age.
Scientific studies have shown that Evesse starts to reduce arterial stiffness within 30 minutes, and that regular consumption over 5 to 6 weeks leads to gradual lessening of stiffness in the arteries.
The ingredient will soon be made into a liquid and powder and added to juices, yogurts and other foods to help consumers maintain a healthy circulation.
Under European Union guidelines, products containing Evesse will be allowed to make the health claim that it can help maintain a healthy circulation.
We’ll keep an eye out to see how soon this latest nutraceutical ingredient makes its way across the ocean to American shores.
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