Health Benefits of Apple

Srikanth R By Srikanth R, 9th Mar 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The popular saying "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" is true. Apple is a precious gift of nature which has many health benefits. This article provides useful information on various health benefits of apple.

Introduction:

Apple (scientific name - Malus domestica) is a delicious fruit which is popular all over the world. This fruit is loved by people belonging to all age groups. This delicious and crunchy fruit is grown in many parts of the world. It contains many essential nutrients and can be eaten fresh, cooked, baked or converted to juice. Consuming apple seeds should be avoided as they are bitter and slightly poisonous. Fuji, Gala, Rome beauty, Baldwin, Jonagold, Criterion and Pink Lady are some of the names of more than 7500 varieties of apples.

Apple health benefits:

There are immense health benefits of apple. Here are some of them:

Apple contains phenolic compounds which are known prevent cancer.

Apple is known to reduce the risk of cancers of colon, prostate, breast, liver and lungs.

Apple contains a flavanoid called phloridzin which protects women from post-menopausal osteoporosis. It also improves bone density.

Apple contains a mineral called boron which promotes healthy development of bones.

Apple is rich in phytonutrients - flavonoids (epicatechin, quercetin and procyanidin B2) and polyphenols.

Apple contains tartaric acid, which prevents damage to human body from free radicals.

Tartaric acid and malic acid are good for the liver.

Apple is good for people suffering from anaemia.

Regular consumption of apple improves dental health. It cleans teeth and gums. It prevents cavities.

Apple contains vitamin C which is an antioxidant. Vitamin C prevents internal infections.

Apple prevents heart related diseases and stroke. Apple is found to be good for brain.

Research studies indicate that apple protects brain cells from damage caused by free radicals.

Apple is good for acid reflux condition (gerd).

Apple provides relief to people suffering from rheumatism.

Regular consumption of apple is known to prevent skin diseases.

Apple is found to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes

Apple prevents asthma. Research studies show that regular consumption of apple juice prevented wheezing in children.

Apple cider vinegar prevents formation of kidney stones.

Apple contains pectin and malic acid which are good for the intestine.

B complex vitamins in apple improve body metabolism and are necessary for general well being.

The dietary fiber in apple helps in reducing dangerous LDL cholesterol. It promotes healthy bowel movement. It helps in digestion and promotes weight loss. It also maintains steady blood sugar levels.

Apple is rich in essential minerals like phosphorous, potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc and calcium.

Apple is good for the lungs and promotes a healthy respiratory system.

Regular consumption of apple prevents wrinkles and promotes healthy growth of hair.

Apple promotes vigour and vitality if consumed regularly. At least one apple should be consumed every day. An apple a day indeed keeps the doctor away.

Reference:

http://www.britannica.com/

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Srikanth is a graduate in Mathematics, Economics and Statistics. He works full time. He loves writing as he says it is a great way to express his thoughts.

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
12th Mar 2011 (#)

Hey Srikanth,
I love apple juice.
It has the fructose that is absorbed quickest into blood stream to get converted to glycogen.

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author avatar Denise O
17th Mar 2011 (#)

Well now after your mango article, heck I just might have to make me a fruit salad today. A apple sounds wonderful also. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar AlexM
9th Aug 2013 (#)

Thanks for the post, it apples are very important indeed and it is too bad that most times when tend to brush the whole fruit thing away. It is important to include fruit and vegetables in our diet always.

http://alexander-best-advice.blogspot.com/2013/08/benefits-of-eating-apples-grapes-and.html

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author avatar Jaime Scott
11th Nov 2017 (#)

Yes, it's true.. That is awesome..

Thanks for sharing. ;)

Eating An Apple A Day Will Keep The Doctor Away..

You can also check for health benefits of apple here..

http://www.doctor-advice.com/p/health-benefits-of-apple.html

Jaime Scott PhD
Health and Wellness Advisor

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