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Apple Health Benefits

Apples are obtained from the medium-sized tree belonging to the Rosaceae family. It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits, and the most widely known of the many members of genus Malus that are used by humans.

 

Apple fruit features oval or pear shape; and the outer skin has different colours depending upon the cultivar type. Apple fruit contains good quantities of vitamin-C and beta-carotene.

 

Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body.

 

The soluble fibre found in apples binds with fats in the intestine, which translates into lower cholesterol levels and a healthier you.

 

Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by constipation, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain and bloating. To control these symptoms doctors recommend staying away from dairy and fatty foods while including a high intake of fibre in your diet.

 

Many health problems are associated with being overweight, among them heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and sleep apnoea. To manage your weight and improve your overall health, doctors recommend a diet rich in fibre.

 

Foods high in fibre will fill you up without costing you too many calories. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer and hypertension.

 

Apples also help to clean one’s teeth after a meal. No other fruit has so many good qualities. According to a Brazilian study, eating an apple before a meal helped women lose 33 percent more weight than those who didn’t.

 

In two studies researchers found that eating five apples a week lowered the risk for respiratory diseases like asthma. Apples provide a source of potassium which may promote heart health.

 

Softening and passing gallstones. Some developing research suggests that drinking apple juice for seven days and then adding olive oil on the seventh day before going to bed might soften gallstones and help them leave the body in a bowel movement.

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