Apples: Health Benefits| Interesting Facts| Nutritional values…

Apples are one of the most Cultivated and consuming fruit in the world as it tastes sweet and as many more nutritional facts So it is said: “An Apple a day can keep a doctor away”. It is mainly grown from the seeds to tall trees. Apples are very rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber.


Health benefits of Apples:

Helps in digestion and Stomach diseases:

The apple helps in developing the functioning of bacteria in the large intestine. Apple changes the metabolic rate of the digestive system, so the bacteria causes a modification in balance which improves intestinal health and it helps to remove toxic elements and bad bacteria.
Apples are high in a fiber called Pepton which prevents constipation and all types of stomach diseases.
Also, it helps in adding bulk to your stool (especially those who suffer from loose stool) – This helps in keeping the water and makes your stool soft.

Arthritis problems:

Rheumatoid arthritis affects the joints and muscles of the body. Chronic rheumatoid arthritis can get relief by consuming an apple daily consumption. 
Apple has a ton of flavonoids that help in the treatment process of rheumatoid arthritis and also helps in the treatment of pain and arthritis.

Lowers the risk of diabetes:

In a study, eating an apple per day compared to non-eating apple was associated with a 28% lower risk of type 2 diabetes. 
It is possible that help in preventing tissue damage to beta cells in polyphenol pancreatic in apple which helps produce insulin in the body and is often damaged in people with type 2 diabetes.

Lowers blood pressure levels:

Apple peel also contains polyphenols that are a flavonoid which is called epicatechin, which can reduce blood pressure.
Flavonoids can help prevent cardiovascular disease by reducing blood pressure, reducing LDL oxidation and acting as antioxidants.

Promotes your immune system:

Red apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin. Recent studies have shown that quercetin can help to strengthen your immune system, especially when you become stressed. 

Reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s disease:

Antioxidants in apples provide protection to the brain cells against called oxidative stress. This process causes the imbalance between the number of free radicals produced and the ability of the body to be able to reject harmful effects. 
This process leads to tissue-damage and causes the cause of Alzheimer’s disease. Apart from Alzheimer’s, there are also some neurodegenerative disorders with this tissue-harmful process is been lowered by apple consumption.

Weight loss:

Apples are high in fiber and water content.
Health problems related to overweight, stroke, hypertension, and sleep apnea. In order to manage weight and improve overall health, doctors recommend a diet rich in fiber.

Detoxify your liver:

Your liver is responsible for cleansing these toxins from your body.
Many doctors suspect the Fad Detox diet and say that they have the ability to do more harm than good.
Fortunately, the best and easiest – things that you can eat to help detoxify your liver is fruit, like apples.

Skin problems:

Antioxidants present in apple skin help fight the symptoms of damaged skin such as wrinkles, age spots, defects, etc. It helps in improving blood circulation. 
Better blood circulation replaces old cells with new ones, it ensures youthful and shiny-looking skin and adds brightness and glow to your skin.

Diarrhea and constipation:

The fiber in apples helps to cure both diarrhea and constipation problems.
The fiber can either pull water from your colon to move things forward or to absorb excess water from your stool to slow down your intestines.

Reduces hemorrhoids:

Hemorrhoids are an inflammation vein in the anal canal, while these nerves can be very painful. These happen due to excessive pressure in the pelvic and rectal areas.
Control with constipation and parcel, when going to the bathroom, fiber can prevent you from too much stress and thus helps to reduce hemorrhoids.

Healthy teeth and gums:

Biting and chewing an apple stimulates the production of saliva in our mouth, reducing the tooth decay by reducing bacterial levels that promotes healthy teeth and gums.

Note: Apple seeds contain a highly poisonous substance called cyanide which can harm your body when excess is eaten.

Some interesting facts of apples: 

  • To produce an apple, it takes energy from 50 leaves.

  • The largest apple ever was 1.849 kg and on October 24, 2005, Chisato Ivasaki raised his apple farm in Hirosaki city of Japan.

  • Apple floats in water because they are filled with 25% air.

  • It takes 4 to 5 years for apple trees to make their first fruits.

  • Apple is known as Eden’s forbidden fruit. But it has not been mentioned anywhere in the Bible!

  • One apple provides the essential requirement of fiber per day.

  • Apples are considered a symbol of peace in China and most people gift apples when they greet someone or go to someone.

Best time to eat:

  • In the morning which will help to stimulate smooth bowel moments.
  • Between meals as a snack.

The worst time to eat:

  • In the evening it may create gas problems.

Nutritional Values of Apple:

Nutrients Serving size (1 medium-size or 180g)
Energy 95kcal
Carbohydrates 25.1g
Dietary fiber 4.3g
Sugar 18.6g
Total Fat  0.33g
Protein 0.48g
Water 156g
Calcium 11g
Potassium 195g
Vitamin A 98.5IU
Vitamin C 8.5g
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