There is a saying: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Apples are one of the most widely used fruits globally, and there are more than 7,500 varieties grown in the world. They provide more nutrients when you eat them fresh and whole. A medium-sized apple contains about 80 calories, 1 gram of protein, 19 grams of natural sugar, and has no fat, sodium, or cholesterol, making it an ideal fruit. Apples store two-thirds of the fiber in the skin, and this keeps the digestive system on track, and the antioxidants in the skin help protect most of your cells from damage that can lead to cancer, heart disease, and stroke. However, before eating, be sure to wash the apples well.
Memory and Alzheimer's
The plant pigment quercetin is found in greater abundance in apples than in most other fruits and vegetables. A flavonoid is a plant-derived chemical that protects cells all over the body, including those in the brain. These fruits are also rich in antioxidants, which can help to counteract memory loss induced by cell damage. A small study suggested that apple juice boosts mood and morale.
Helps prevent cancer
Apples get their color from flavonoids, which often shield them from harmful environmental elements and help to restore damage to their skin and cells. These natural chemicals can also be beneficial to you. Lab research found that quercetin, which can support brain cells, also protected pancreas cells from cancer. According to healthline.com, one study found that people who ate at least one apple a day had a third lower risk of colon cancer than those who did not. The combination of fiber and flavonoids can help to protect the intestine lining and keep the cells healthy.
Lowers Risk of Diabetes
The pancreas is responsible for removing sugar from your bloodstream. Apple flavonoids can help keep the cells in your pancreas healthy and capable of doing their job. This can reduce the chances of developing type 2 diabetes. People who ate one or more apples a day were 28 percent less likely than those who did not develop type 2 diabetes throughout a nine-year study.
Good for weight loss
Three grams of fiber are contained in one medium apple. This nutrient makes you stay fuller for longer by slowing down digestion. These fruits also have a low glycemic index. This means they won't trigger a spike in your blood sugar that makes you think you're always hungry. These satiating effects will help you avoid snacking and help you maintain a healthy weight.
Promotes good gut bacteria
Apples are a natural source of pectin, a soluble fiber that helps you stay regular by moving food through your digestive system. Pectin is a favorite food for healthy gut bacteria. According to some scientists, it aids the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut, potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases and cancer.
Good for your Heart
Apples' mixture of plant chemicals, pectin, and fiber helped protect heart and blood vessel cells from damage in lab studies. Pectin and fiber can also help reduce LDL cholesterol, or "poor" cholesterol, which can build up in arteries and cause heart disease.
Helps Fight Asthma
Apples, like other fruits and vegetables, contain natural anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties, which can help alleviate Asthma and other breathing issues. According to some reports, people who consume more fruits and vegetables have a lower risk of Asthma.
Apples provide 10% of your daily vitamin C requirement, which, when combined with the soluble fiber found in pectin, makes this fruit tasty protection against germs that assault your immune system. If you do get sick, apples can help you recover faster.
Take away: The seeds are the only component of this fruit that is prohibited in large amounts. Amygdalin, a compound found in the seeds, converts to cyanide in your body. You won't be poisoned if you eat a seed by mistake because your body can detoxify tiny quantities of cyanide on its own. To release enough amygdalin in your bloodstream to be toxic, you'd have to chew seeds from several apples at once.
Content created and supplied by: Kkaytlin (via Opera News )
Opera News is a free to use platform and the views and opinions expressed herein are solely those of the author and do not represent, reflect or express the views of Opera News. Any/all written content and images displayed are provided by the blogger/author, appear herein as submitted by the blogger/author and are unedited by Opera News. Opera News does not consent to nor does it condone the posting of any content that violates the rights (including the copyrights) of any third party, nor content that may malign, inter alia, any religion, ethnic group, organization, gender, company, or individual. Opera News furthermore does not condone the use of our platform for the purposes encouraging/endorsing hate speech, violation of human rights and/or utterances of a defamatory nature. If the content contained herein violates any of your rights, including those of copyright, and/or violates any the above mentioned factors, you are requested to immediately notify us using via the following email address operanews-external(at)opera.com and/or report the article using the available reporting functionality built into our Platform See More