The apple may have broken the harmony in the Garden of Eden, but the delusion of delicious apple is no sin and can only affect your health.
Whether you choose a green, red or yellow apple, your body will be grateful for any bite you eat.
Apples are extraordinary fruit rich in vitamin C, vitamins from the group B, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron, magnesium and zinc, but this juicy fruit also contains many antioxidants and fiber, which further strengthen the body’s defense system. Taking this into account, it can freely be said that every apple is a mix of substances that act favorably both to health and your appearance, and this is how:
- Apples to whiten and greet teeth. The apple touching and chewing stimulates the salivation of saliva into the oral cavity, which in turn bakes the bacteria and reduces the risk of cavities. The presence of calcium further increases the positive effect of apples on teeth.
- Apples are allies on the stump line. Do not skip the apples if you want to loosen or maintain the stitch line. These fruits contain lots of water and little calories, it takes a lot of time to chew them, and in addition contain fiber that increases satiety so you can control your appetite without any problems. Experts say that it is enough to consume an apple one meal a day to reduce the number of calories you will be importing.
- Apples help digest food. Whether you can not go to the bathroom or you can not get out of there, pick up an apple. In the apples there are extremely high fiber that improves the digestive system’s performance. Apples are excellent both against diarrhea and against constipation (constipation).
- Apples strengthen immunity. The immune system will be grateful if you regularly include apples in your diet. They are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants that fight free radicals in the body, thus protecting the body from many diseases.
- The apple lowers cholesterol and acts positively on the heart and blood vessels. The benefits that the apples have in terms of the cardiovascular system come thanks to pectin and an unusual mix of polyphenols in the fruits themselves. Apples reduce the level of bad cholesterol (LDL), and also the risk of arrhythmias and high blood pressure. They help prevent heart disease and atherosclerosis.
- Apples provide better breathing. Consuming apples can reduce the risk of asthma and lung cancer. Research has shown that in children whose mothers regularly ate apples during pregnancy, the risk of asthma is significantly reduced.
- The apple protects against various types of cancer. Research has shown that apples mostly reduce the risk of lung cancer, but there is also evidence that they also reduce the risk of colon cancer, pancreatic cancer, and breast cancer. It is not yet clear why the apple is a cancer protector, but antioxidants are believed to be the biggest “culprit” for this beneficial effect.
- Apples help regulate blood sugar levels. Studies have shown that in women who eat at least one apple a day, the risk of type 2 diabetes is 28% lower. In addition, apple fiber plants keep the sugar level stable by eliminating significant fluctuations.
- Apple vinegar helps against dandruff. It is believed that apple vinegar destroys bacteria that cause dandruff. To get rid of the unpleasant “snowflakes” in the hair, massage the scalp with a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar for one minute and then wash your hair.
Buy apples from a reliable source and do not peel them. Huge part of the effective substances are found in the shell. Wash the apple well and enjoy its taste.
However, if you do not have any information how much, when and with what kind of pesticide the apple was sprayed, better peel it.