Daily consumption of fruits and vegetable keeps the body system magically healthy. An old Welsh Proverb says: ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away.’ It is one of the fruit that contains almost all the food nutrients the body needs. It contains carbohydrates, fats, water, protein, vitamins like (vitamin A, Vitamin B1-Thiamin, Vitamin B2 – Riboflavin, Vitamin B3 – Niacin, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B9-folate, vitamin C, Vitamin K)’ mineral salts like: (Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese, phosphorous, potassium, Beta carotene, Lutein and zeaxanthin. In the case of this recent increase in breast lumps and cancer, apple can do a lot to prevent or ward it off. An apple a day can also fight against liver, colon, and other cancers.
An apple a day or five apples in a week can help:
- Lower cholesterol:
Apple’s wealth of fiber can also keep you feeling full for longer without costing you a lot of calories — there are about 95 in a medium-sized piece of fruit. That’s because it takes our bodies longer to digest complex fiber than more simple materials like sugar or refined grains. Anything with at least three grams of fiber is a good source of the nutrient;
Keeps the respiratory system healthy: Has been linked with better lung function, Health magazine reported, most likely because of an antioxidant called quercetin found in the skin of apples (as well as in onions and tomatoes), the BBC reported.
- Helps combat Colds
While they don’t quite rival oranges, apples are considered a good source of immune system-boosting vitamin C, with over 8 milligrams per medium-sized fruit, which amounts to roughly 14 percent of your daily recommended intake.
- Decreases Diabetes’ risk
A 2012 study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that apples, as well as pears and blueberries, were linked with a lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes because of a class of antioxidants, anthocyanins, that are also responsible for red, purple and blue colors in fruits and veggies.
- Boosts brain power
For treatment of children’s diarrhoea: Apple is an excellent infectant for the stomach and intestine. It has ability to absorb toxins produced inside the intestine.
Prevents dental disorder: When thoroughly chewed, the acid content kill-germs present in, the mouth. It contains a mouth cleansing property which no other fruit possesses. It is a natural preserver of the teeth and should be taken on all cases of tooth troubles.
Guarantees proper functioning of the heart: It is useful in the treatment of all types of heart diseases. An Apple with honey combination is considered a very effective remedy for phosphorus which helps to alleviate heart diseases.
It enhances food digestion: Is very rich in vegetable fiber cellulose which aids free bowels movement. When taken in the morning on an empty stomach, Apple renders good result for chronic or habitual constipation.
Lowers high blood pressure: Due to low sodium content, Apple is recommended as a supplement for the diet of high blood pressure patient. It also, enhances increase secretion of urine, which in turn brings down the blood pressure to normal level.
Serves as a corrective food for rheumatism and arthritis patient: When this disease is caused by uric poisoning, the alic acid contained in Apple neutralizes the uric acid contained in poisoning thereby gives relief to the patient.
Apple cures headache: Apples are highly beneficial in the treatment of all types of headache. A ripe apple after removing the upper ring and the inner hard portion should be taken with a little salt every morning on empty stomach in such cases. This should be continued for about a week. It will yield good result even in cases of disgusting chronic headache.