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HEALTH BENEFITS OF APPLE

December 09, 2018

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Health benefits of apple –

I think we all are aware from the saying that “AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS DOCTOR AWAY”.

But do you really know that what does it mean or why there is such saying about apples. It is just because “as one of the most cultivated and consumed fruit in the world, apples are continuously being praised as a miracle food”.

There are some important facts about apple are –

  • It is extremely rich in important antioxidants  like –flavanoids, poly phenols and some dietary

Fibres

  • Eating apple everyday can make you wise and alert.
  • Eating apple a day also reduces the risk of Alzheimer’s.

Now we will briefly discuss the major nutrition content of an apple: -

A medium apple is equal to 1.5 cups of fruits.

                              NUTRITION FACTS

A RAW APPLE WITH SKIN WITH SERVING SIZE 100 GMS

NUTRIENTS

       

VALUE

water

         

85.56gms

energy

         

52 kcal

protein

         

0.26 gms

total lipid (fat)

       

0.17 gms

carbohydrate

       

13.81gms

fiber, total dietary

       

2.4 gms

sugar

         

10.39gms

calcium

         

6 mg

iron

         

0.12 mg

magnesium

       

5 mg

phosphorus

       

11 mg

potassium

       

107 mg

sodium

         

1 mg

Health benefits of apple –

  1. Aid in digestion
  2. Prevent cancer
  3. Boost immune system
  4. Control diabetes
  5. Prevent Alzheimer’s
  6. Boost brain health
  7. Prevent heart disease

How an apple work to keep the doctor away from us –

Aid in digestion –

Apples, being rich in fibre, help in the digestive process. Regular consumption of apples ensures smooth bowel movements and the prevention of constipation, diarrhoea, irritable bowelsyndrom (IBS), and other stomach disorders. Fibre also stimulates the release of gastric and digestive juices to ensure efficient uptake of nutrients, while simultaneously scraping excess cholesterol out of your veins and arteries to ensure proper heart health and reduce the chances of atherosclerosis.

Prevent cancer –

Apples have shown moderate improvement in treating various types of cancers particularly breast and colon cancer.

Boost immune system –

Apples rich in vitamin C, antioxidant compounds and protein can have a major role in preventing weakness, boosting immunity, and improving muscle tons.

Control diabetes –

Blood sugar control is essential for people who suffer from diabetes and the polyphenols in apple have been directly linked to reducing the uptake of carbohydrates by the body. This in turn reduces the fluctuation of blood sugar levels that occur in the bloodstream, an important factor for keeping diabetes in check.

The polyphenols also lower glucose absorption in our digestive tract and stimulate the release of insulin from our pancreas, which is also necessary to keep the blood sugar level in check.

Prevent Alzheimer’s –

The antioxidant effects of all the phytonutrient  compound in apples certainly help to reduce Alzheimer’s disease, since the degeneration of the brain that leads to Alzheimer’s has been linked to free radical activity.

Boost brain health –

Apples increase the amount of acetylcholine in the brain, which is linked to improving concentration, problem solving and memory.

Prevent heart disease –

The antioxidant property of apples reduces the oxidation of fats, called lipid peroxidation.

Conclusion –

So the above article tells us about, how eating one apple a day can keep doctor away from our life. As it is extremely rich in antioxidants like flavanoids and polyphenols.


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