Eating an apple a day was able to reduce the risk of life-threatening blood clots. Blood clotting is the forerunner of the risk of coronary heart disease.
A team at Harvard Medical School have discovered a chemical, called a routine, an anti-clotting agent in the arteries and veins.
Routine can be found in apples, oranges, onions, black and green tea, which is expected to be an alternative treatment in the future to protect against heart attacks.
In that study, the researchers found that the chemical that helps block harmful enzymes involved in the formation of blood clots. These enzymes – rotein disulfide isomerase (PDI) – are released very quickly when blood clots form in arteries and veins.
“Routine compounds proved to be the most potentially anti-blood clotting that we are testing. These findings suggest that the routine can treat and prevent this type of blood clots,” said study leader Professor Robert Flaumenhaft quoted by FoxNews