Apple is one of the most popular fruits in the world. It is widely available in almost all parts of the world. Apples are seen as red apples, green apples , yellow apples etc. The red apples by far are the most popular as they look exotic with their ruby red bodies. Apples since ancient times have been the root of belief that they can cure and prevent various ailments. Today as well even in the 21st century we go by the saying that states that – an apple a day keeps the doctor away. It is not meaningless and researches conducted on this passion fruit have revealed that the fruit indeed has a lot to it than just its sweet flavor and pretty appearance. Considering the remarkable benefits of this fruit all the health experts be it the doctors or the dietitians encourage having two apples a day although having five a week is also enough. The following are the top 10 proven health benefits of eating apples.
Diabetes is the latest epidemic in the world with millions of new cases registered every year. It is the disease in which the body is unable to use the sugar produced in the body effectively. Although apples are very sweet and logically sweets are harmful for a diabetic but it is not so in the case of apples. Apples are rich in minerals and vitamins. Also the apple peel contains a large amount of fiber which altogether bring down the sugar levels of the body. Also the apple has a cleansing effect on the liver thereby increasing body’s capacity to digest sugars. Having at least one apple a day have been shown to reduce the risk of diabetes.
Bones are the rigid frame work on which the body stands. It is the strength of your bones that decide your posture. It is a proven fact that with age the bones in the body start weakening. Many processes in the body are slowed or blocked with aging which directly affects the health of the individual. Bones require calcium for their health and a lot of processes in the body determine the efficiency of calcium absorption. Apples when had at least 5 times a week in women showed healthier bones and lesser onset of rheumatism. It is specially beneficial in women who have passed their menopause.
Apples as i mentioned contain a lot of fiber especially its peel is very rich in fibers and therefore it is advised to have apples with its peel. Fibers have to form a part of your diet compulsorily because they are not digested in the body and therefore increase the bulk of the intestine leading to efficient evacuation of the bowel contents. If you are suffering from constipation or its opposite that is stomach upset the fibers in apple can set the balance right and relieve the stomach disturbance. So include fibers in your diet and receive the added benefits if you do so through apples.
Cancer is a disease where in the body cells in certain part of the body start multiplying at an abnormal rate. This can happen in any organ or in any part of the organ. Depending upon the organ involved there are different types of cancers. This rapid division gives rise to tumors that leads to organ failure and eventually death of the person. Apples have shown an inhibition in cancer inducing genes. Having apple and apple juice has shown a remarkable decrease in cancer occurrences. Apple is specially beneficial in preventing colon and breast cancer.
Asthma is a hypersensitivity disorder in which the air tracts in the throat and lung swell due to allergic reaction towards an agent. This leads to difficulty in breathing and excessive liquification of the nasal secretions and may at times be fatal. Apples have shown to reduce swelling in the air passagaes. More beneficial is the apple juice. In asthmatics apple juice taken regularly decrease frequency and seriousness of the attack. Having apple juice 5 times a week is good enough to prevent asthma.
Brain is the master organ of the body. Its activities control the entire functioning of the body. With the process of aging the brain too at times start degrading giving rise various “neurological disorders”.
Alzheimer’s i guess by far is the most popular age related disorder of the brain. In this the person loses all his memory. It is due to decrease in the level of acetylcholine a neurotransmitter. Having apples have shown to prevent this disorder and thus have shown to prevent occurrences of Alzheimer in people.
Apples are rich in fibers. These fibers work as body’s absorbers and they tend to absorb the body’s fat leading to their less deposition in the body. This thus prevent the accumulation of fat in the body especially the lower density fatty acids which are the most harmful. This leads to a healthier body and helps the body to be in shape. also the iron content increase body’s oxygen carrying capacity increasing metabolism thus burning more calories and helping in losing weight.
As I mentioned above apples have the ability of reducing fats and sugars from the body. Both these elements in one way or the other affect the heart. One very common and serious problem is deposition of fats in the blood vessels there by blocking them partially or completely. This leads to heart failure in severe conditions. It can under mild conditions lead to strokes. Having apples keep the heart healthy and reduces chances of strokes.
Liver is the major excretory organ of the body. It is the body’s vacuum cleaner as it helps the body to get rid of the un-useful and toxic materials. Without this the body will be subjected to great concentrations of poisonous elements which will be very harmful. While liver cleans the body the organ too needs cleaning. Apples have a great amount of antioxidants which help clean the organ. Also as they take care of sugars and fats they decrease the burden on the organ.
Apples have a large amount of fiber that keep the gut clean and healthy. With a clean bowel more than 60 % of your chances of contracting ailments are taken care of. Besides fibre the apple also contains various vitamins like A, C , K and minerals like calcium, iron , potassium, etc. These supplies keep the body healthy. The antioxidants challenge the toxic elements and also protect it against the free radicals. The iron content raises the oxygen levels in the blood there by aiding in better metabolic processes. Thus apple over all helps in a person get healthier.