Massachusetts : A new study has found that apples and a component of black berries reduce the chances of weakness in old age.
Researchers at Harvard University examined 17,000 people for 12 years and tried to find out how their diet affects their physical strength.
Researchers have found in the research that the flavonol called quercetin present in apples and blackberries reduces the chances of the body’s strength decreasing in old age.
Daily consumption of this flavonol in the amount of 10 mg (which is found in an entire apple) reduces the chances of the body becoming weak in old age by 20 percent.
Dr Shivani Sahni, lead author of the study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, said that high consumption of quercetin was most associated with protecting the body from weakness in old age.
Which means that the use of quercetin-rich foods can be effective in the dietary strategy to avoid weakness in old age.
Flavonoids are a group of natural chemicals known for their antioxidant effects.
In a previous study, it has been reported that these chemicals can also help reduce the chances of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke and diabetes in people.
Flavonol is a small subgroup of flavonoids, while quercetin is a specific type of flavonol present in apples, berries, onions, coriander, and tea.