Healthy Foods: The power of the Humble Apple, and do they really keep the doctor away?

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Apples have been around for quite a while; in fact thousands of years, they came to us from western Asia. read on for more on the types,history, myths and facts about the humble apple.

So many to choose from

There is now a huge choice of verities, red and golden delicious apples, Pink lady apples, Fuji apples, Gala apples, Rome apples, Granny Smith apples in fact there are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples

One Apple contains

Because what’s in an apple it can help with osteoporosis, asthma, Alzheimer's disease, lower the risk of developing lung cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer and liver cancer

  • 10 mg Calcium,
  • 81 Calories,
  • 22 grams Carbohydrate,
  • 5 grams Dietary Fibre,
  • 4 mcg Folate,
  • 0.25 mg Iron,
  • 10 mg Phosphorus,
  • 159 mg Potassium,
  • 0.00 mg Sodium,
  • 73 IU Vitamin A,
  • 8 mg Vitamin C

So much goodness

So you see the old wife’s tale that “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is true in fact up to three a day could well lower the risk of breast and colon cancer according to the latest findings from the University of Ulster.

Apples are very high in flavonoids or bioflavonoids known as Vitamin P, flavonoids help all sorts of things in plants, it helps produce the colour in plants and their anti-fungal activity keeps plants free from diseases and so and can do the same for us ( Keeping us free from diseases that is, not in helping our colour)

Apples in history

According to Christian tradition, Eve coaxed Adam with an apple, however according to the” Book of Genesis” the fruit is not identified. in fact it was not discovered for a long time afterwards.

  • In China apples signify peace, and apple blossoms are a symbol of women’s beauty.
  • A golden stolen apple caused the Trojan War or at least according to Greek mythology
  • The laws of gravity became very clear when one of them bounced off Sir Isaac Newton’s head
  • And cider would be very different without apples.

Think about it!

“Women are like apples on trees, the best ones are on the top of the tree. The men don't want to reach for the good ones because they are afraid of falling and don't want to get hurt. Instead, they just get the rotten apples from the ground that aren't so good but easy. So, the apples at the top think something is wrong with them, when in reality they are amazing. They just have to wait for the right man to come along, the one who's brave enough to climb all the way to the top because they value quality.”

Apples in legend and folk law

To keep the gods happy young Iduna, wife of the Norse God of poetry Bragi always kept a box of apples to feed them, another legend is if a farmer puts a piece of toast in the fork of an apple tree he would have a healthy crop, as long as the sun shines through the branches on Christmas day.

Start cooking

Apples are wonderful in tarts magnificent in a crumble, a Waldorf salad would not be a Waldorf salad with apples, you can bake them, make toffee apples with them, caramelise them, stuff or make sauce with them, and you haven’t lived until you have tried Fish Curry with Coconut Milk and Bramley apples.
A American commercial jingle went "baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Chevrolet"

So all in all apples taste good and are good for you, eat some today and you could well be “the apple of some ones eye.”

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author avatar zed
18th Feb 2011 (#)

not a fan of apples but I often force myself to eat it just because I hate the doctors getting near me..Nice article!

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author avatar yugasini
18th Feb 2011 (#)

hi ,

I too know that one apple keep away doctor from you,have a nice day

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author avatar R. Person
18th Feb 2011 (#)

I love apples!

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author avatar Val Mills
19th Feb 2011 (#)

Wonderful article Johnny. I love the story about women being like apples at the top of the tree.

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author avatar Retired
19th Feb 2011 (#)

Good info...thanks for sharing.

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author avatar Carol
19th Feb 2011 (#)

Lovely articles I love apple pie, i'ts my down fall!

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author avatar johnnydod
19th Feb 2011 (#)

haha don't worry about it Carol.
Full many a sinful notion
Conceived of foreign powers
Has come across the ocean
To harm this land of ours;
And heresies called fashions
Have modesty effaced,
And baleful, morbid passions
Corrupt our native taste.
O tempora! O mores!
What profanations these
That seek to dim the glories
Of apple-pie and cheese!

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author avatar muthusamy
21st Feb 2011 (#)

apple is full of diet fiber. It is highly recommended to go for apple to reduce human cholestrol level, fat loss, and to avoid digestive tract based diorders as well as constipation. Good article. I like this one. Thank you

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author avatar Denise O
21st Feb 2011 (#)

Well you just put together all you need to know about a apple. In a pie, in a tart or just plain, I love a apple. Thank you Johnny, for planting this nice seed for us. Come on, I couldn't resist myself.LOL
As always, nice info, great presentation. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Songbird B
21st Feb 2011 (#)

What an enjoyable article, and presented beautifully...I can see that I am going to learn so many things from your work,

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author avatar Retired
22nd Feb 2011 (#)

This is such a great article.

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author avatar johnnydod
22nd Feb 2011 (#)

Thank you Martin

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author avatar LOVERME
5th Mar 2011 (#)

All under an Apple Tree

I was born by apples
As an apple
In an apple orchard
I ate apples
Only apples
Now I only eat apples
Play with apples
So tell me
What kind of an apple I am
Adam’s apple
Wrong you can't guess
Apple I’m an
Under an apple tree

lovely sexy adam and eve and we all r shy of being SEXYYYYYYYYYYYYY

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