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9 Health Benefits of Eating An Apple
« on: June 27, 2018, 10:23:16 AM »
Wonder benefits of apples

1. Apple for weight loss
The fruit is rich in fiber. Eating this fruit discourages your longing towards food thus saves you from extra calories. Digestion of pectin requires more time thus makes your stomach full for a longer time. It may also contain ursolic acid that reduces the risk of obesity and may be useful to make you slim and trim. An adequate amount of fiber helps smooth bowel movement and ensures the effective functioning of digestion. Even doctor suggests rich fiber diet to obese people.

2. Apple for Alzheimer’s disease
The free radicals can degenerate the brain cells and may cause Alzheimer’s. But apple contains a powerful antioxidant called quercetin that prevents decaying of brain cells. The fruit is also known for flavonoids which are good for your brain as well as neurological problems. It is helpful in increasing memory and logical reasoning by stimulating the acetylcholine.

3. Apple for the healthy heart
The soluble fiber pectin acts like as anti-cholesterol that works upon it in the intestine and reduces the gravity of cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber reduces the chances of cholesterol formation in the arteries too. Apple skin contains phenolic and flavonoids substances that prevent plaque accumulation in the artery walls thus ward off the risk of heart disease. Pectin and bunch of phenolic compounds reduce total cholesterol as well as bad cholesterol. A new research in Florida State University has confirmed that older women who eat apple have reduced the risk of bad cholesterol (LDL) by 23 % while increased the level of good cholesterol (HDL) by 4% just after 6 months.

4. Apple prevents cancer
Apple is full of anti-cancer benefits. The American Association for Cancer Research has shown that apple reduces the chances of developing pancreatic cancer as it is rich in flavonol compound. Its peel contains triterpenoids which can ward off liver, colon and breast cancer as recommended by researchers at Cornell University. Because of high fiber, the miracle fruit may reduce the risk of colorectal cancer as suggested by National Cancer Institute, USA. This is one of the few fruits, which is associated with the reduction of lung cancer.

5. Apple controls diabetes
Apple reduces the risk of diabetes, especially the type 2 diabetes. The soluble fiber in the fruit is helpful in blood sugar regulation. The presence of quercetin and flavonoids compounds slowing down carbohydrate assimilation process. Polyphenols delaying glucose absorption and stimulate the pancreas to secrete more insulin.

6. Apple for Parkinson’s protection
It has been proved by the scientific community that eating of high fiber-rich fruits helps to fight against Parkinson’s disease. The fruit helps to stop the breakdown of dopamine-producing nerve cells that may be the reasons of Parkinson’s disease.

7. Apple protects against stroke
A research conducted in the USA had suggested that intake of apple reduces the risk of thrombotic stroke. Eating apple over a long period of time powerfully reduces the chances of stroke.  Quercetin in apple is acting as anti-stroke as per the scientists.

8. Apple for respiratory problems
Apple might be used as anti-asthmatic due to the presence of antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. A number of studies had recommended apple’s positive relation in lowering down the risk of respiratory problems. A study conducted in Aberdeen University found that food rich in antioxidants and vitamins lowers down the chances of asthma and other respiratory problems. Asthmatic kids if given apple juice, the symptoms decrease gradually. There is a less likely to develop respiratory problems in the newborn if the pregnant mother eat apple regularly

9. Apple for skin care and beauty
The fruit is helpful to give fair complexion and prevent you from wrinkles, pimples, acne, blemishes and black spots due to the presence of numerous phytonutrients and antioxidants. These compounds counteract the damaged caused by free radicals, which are directly related to premature aging. Method: The paste of apple and honey is applied to the face and leave it for 10-20 minutes followed by washing it with fresh water. The paste of apple and milk, when applied, is also beneficial to glow your face.
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Re: 9 Health Benefits of Eating An Apple
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2018, 11:16:19 AM »
Informative post.

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Re: 9 Health Benefits of Eating An Apple
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2018, 12:18:13 PM »
thanks for sharing.
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