Apple

Apple 2017-01-11T18:24:27+01:00

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is an old Welsh proverb that most of us are familiar with, but what makes this fruit so special.

Apples are full off Antioxidants. Antioxidants are disease-fighting compounds. Scientists believe these compounds help prevent and repair oxidation damage that happens during normal cell activity.

Apples are also full of a fibre called pectin—a medium-sized apple contains about 4 grams of fibre. Pectin is classed as a soluble, fermentable and viscous fibre, a combination that gives it a huge list of health benefits.

Apple bennefits

• Whiter and healthier teeth

• Avoid Alzheimer’s Studies show that drinking apple juice could keep Alzheimer’s away and fight the effects of aging on the brain.

• Avert hemorrhoids

• Control your weight

• Curb all sorts of cancers

Cancer Research, among others, agree that the consumption of flavonol-rich apples could help reduce your risk of developing pancreatic cancer by up to 23 per cent.

• Decrease your risk of diabetes

• Reduce cholesterol

• Protect against Parkinson’s

• Get a healthier heart

An extensive body of research has linked high soluble fibre intake with a slower buildup of cholesterol-rich plaque in your arteries.

• Prevent gallstones

• Beat diarrhea and constipation

apple benefits

• Neutralize irritable bowel syndrome

• B-complex vitamins (riboflavin, thiamin, and vitamin B-6) – these vitamins are key in maintaining red blood cells and the nervous system in good health.

• Apples are low in calories; 100 g of fresh fruit slices provide just 50 calories. They, however, contain no saturated fats or cholesterol. Nonetheless, the fruit is rich in dietary fiber, which helps prevent absorption of dietary-LDL or bad cholesterol in the gut. The fiber also saves the colon mucous membrane from exposure to toxic substances by binding to cancer-causing chemicals inside the colon.

• Detoxify your liver

• Boost your immune system

Red apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin. Recent studies have found that quercetin can help boost and fortify your immune system, especially when you’re stressed out.

• Prevent cataracts