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Health Benefits of Apples

Apple is a sweet, edible fruit produced by an apple tree (Malus pumila). Apple trees are cultivated  worldwide; apple can be consumed in various ways: juice, raw in salads, baked in pies, (such as apple pies), etc. as the say goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” or “Eat an apple on going to bed, you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread”. The health benefits of an apple is quite numerous, this article focuses on the most important benefits.

Apple consists of essential nutrients like vitamins, minerals, free from fat, sodium, cholesterol, antioxidants, potassium, high dietary fiber, vitamin C, vitamin B, calcium, vitamin K, iron, copper, phosphorus and magnesium etc.

The health benefits of apples are as follows:

Digestion

Apple fruit is rich in fiber and aids in digestive processes, it keeps away constipation and facilitate smooth movement of bowels, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other stomach disorders.

Anemia

Apple is iron rich; it helps in relieving the symptoms and treatment of anemia. Apples increases the red blood cells, ensures proper oxygenation in essential organs.

Stroke

Frequent intake of apples reduces the risk of thrombotic strokes in both man and woman.

Cancer

Apple is an important cancer cell retardant. They have shown significant improvement in the treatment of breast, colon, stomach, liver cancers. It slows the spread of the cancer cells to other parts of the body.

Diabetes

Blood sugar level control is one of the aspects the apple fruit helps to manager in the human body. It therefore, controls the blood sugar levels, transporting the sugar into the blood stream at a slower rate. Apple contains polyphenols which stimulate the insulin receptive on cell throughout the body, speeds up the removal of sugar from the body stream.

Asthma

Polyphenols and phytochemicals in apple fruit is the healing properties that assist individual recovering from asthma, breathing problem and improve the general functioning of the lungs. Apple juice reduces asthmatic risk in children.

Gallstones

Apples are rich in rectin fiber; it assists the control of cholesterol level in the body. Gallstones forms as a result of too much cholesterol in the bile, and it solidifies. Eating apples which is rich in fiber helps to keep the formation of gallstones in check.

Immunity

Apples contain antioxidants and vitamin C. they boost the immunities in human body, helps in detoxifying the body and general health improvement.

Heart Diseases

Apples help lower the risk of heart, and various other heart ailments. It reduces the oxidation of fats, neutralizes fats in the blood vessel.  

Other benefits of apples are:

Dental care, skin care, hair care, preventing Alzhemier’s, preventing Parkinson’s disease, prevent brain cell damage, and improve night vision, anti-aging benefits.

Apple is called a miracle fruit, taking it every day is good for the body.

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