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Apples are rich in Vitamins


 



The proverb “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”.



Apples come in all shades of reds, greens, yellows. Apples are fat, sodium, and cholesterol free. Apples are delicious and a natural mouth freshener. Apples are a source of both soluble and insoluble fiber. Soluble fiber such as pectin actually helps to prevent cholesterol buildup in the lining of blood vessel walls, thus reducing the incident of atherosclerosis and heart disease.



An Apple a Day Is Good In So Many Ways It's Hard to Keep Count




  • Disease- Fighting Chemicals in Apples could reduce the risk of Breast Cancer.


  • An Apple a Day may keep Lung Cancer away.


  • Apples have the 'Guts'- and Phytonutrients - to stand up to Digestive Cancers.


  • An Apple a Day may keep Alzheimer's away.


  • Eat an apple a day. Doing that could help you remember to eat an apple a day.



It might also help keep your skin from wrinkling. And apple consumption appears to promote hair growth. In addition, scientific research continues to build more and more evidence that antioxidants in apples are protective against cardiovascular disease and cancer development.



 Health Benefits of Apple




  • It is a good to eat apples with their skin. Almost half of the vitamin C content is just underneath the skin.


  • Apple juice is good as a nutritious drink but excellent in overcoming a liverish feeling, in helping sort out digestive disturbances and for flushing the kidneys. Many of these health providing properties are retained in cider vinegar, so if you cannot obtain apples to prepare your juice you can use instead two teaspoonfuls of cider vinegar in a glass of water.Apples contain relatively low amounts of Vitamin C as well as several other antioxidant compounds.


  •  The fiber content, while less than in most other fruits, helps regulate bowel movements and may thus reduce the risk of colon cancer. They also reduce the risk of heart disease, promote weight loss and controls cholesterol.


  • Apples are a good source of dietary fibre and vitamin C. Most of the apples fibre is contained in its skin.


  •  It contains numerous nutrients, including carbohydrates, sugar, sodium, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids and more unfortunately, in conventionally grown apples, the apple skin is also the part most likely to contain pesticide residues. Since pelling results in the loss of its valuable fibre, choose organically grown apples whenever possible. Rinse apples under clear running water like you would any fruit. To prevent browning when slicing apples for a recipe, simply put the slices in a bowl of cold water to which a spoonful of lemon juice has been added.


  • Asthma Help-One recent study shows that children with asthma who drank apple juice on a daily basis suffered from less wheezing than children who drank apple juice only once per month. Another study showed that children born to women who eat a lot of apples during pregnancy have lower rates of asthma than children whose mothers ate few apples.


  • Lower Cholesterol-The pectin in apples lowers LDL ("bad") cholesterol. People who eat two apples per day may lower their cholesterol by as much as 16 percent.


  • Bone Protection- Flavanoid called phloridzin that is found only in apples may protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis and may also increase bone density. Boron, another ingredient in apples, also strengthens bones.


  • Alzheimer's Prevention- The quercetin in apples may protect brain cells from the kind of free radical damage that may lead to Alzheimer's disease.


  • Breast Cancer Prevention-Eating one apple per day reduces the risk of breast cancer by 17 percent and three apples per day reduces the risk by 39 percent and  six apples per day reduces the risk by 44 percent.


  • Lung Cancer Prevention-As per the study,people who ate the most apples had a 50 percent lower risk of developing lung cancer. Researchers believe this is due to the high levels of the flavonoids quercetin and naringin in apples.


  • Colon Cancer Prevention- An extract from apple skins had a 43 percent lower risk of colon cancer. Other research shows that the pectin in apples reduces the risk of colon cancer and helps maintain a healthy digestive tract.


  • Liver Cancer Prevention-An extract from apple skins had a 57 percent lower risk of liver cancer.


  • Diabetes Management-The pectin in apples supplies galacturonic acid to the body which lowers the body's need for insulin and may help in the management of diabetes.


  • Weight Loss-A study found that women who ate three apples or pears per day lost more weight while dieting than women who did not eat fruit while dieting.