Health Benefits of Apple
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”
Do you really know what are the benefits of apple ?
The apple is the the most widely cultivated tree fruits in the world , At least 58 million tonnes of apples were grown worldwide every year , with a value of about $11 billion.
The top three leading producers countries of apple are:
China is the first producer it produced about 35% of this total and then United States is the second-leading producer, with more than 7.5% of world production and then Iran is the third
Calories in Apple
Small apple – There are 75 calories in a small apple
Medium apple – There are 92calories in a medium apple
Large apple – There are 112 calories in a large apple
Health Benefits of Apple for bone
Eating apples prevent osteoporosis and increase bone density and also strengthens bones because apple is rich of minerals iron calcium, magnesium ,manganese which make bone more stronger
Health Benefits of Apple for preventing Asthma
Recent studies shows that children with asthma who drank apple juice daily reduce wheezing than children who drank apple juice only once per month.
And another Studies showed that women who eat a lot of apples during pregnancy have lower rates to have asthmatic child than women who ate few apples.
Health Benefits of Apple for preventing Alzheimer’s
Studies found that apple has benefits in protecting brain cells from damage that may lead to Alzheimer’s disease.
Apple has benefits for reducing LDL “bad” cholesterol as it is rich with pectin People who eat three apples per day may lower their cholesterol by 24 percent.
Studies show Women who ate 75 grams of dried apples every day for six months had a 23 percent decrease in bad LDL cholesterol.
Health Benefits of Apple for Digestive
Apples contain a high amount of pectin which play a great role in the prevention and treatment of disease And help in removing toxic substances from body
Researchers discovered that apples could increase intestinal health by increasing the numbers of good gut bacteria where friendly bacteria in the intestines feed on apple pectin
Health Benefits of Apple for kidneys
Apple has benefits in cleaning kidneys and reduces the risk of kidney disease as it is rich of potassium which is helpful in curing kidney stones troubles.
Health Benefits of Apple for diet
Apple juice is helpful for weight loss ,studies show that people who eat three apples every day lose more weight while dieting than people who don’t eat apple while dieting.
Health Benefits of Apple for Cancer prevention
Apple consists of anti-oxidants that helps in reducing the risk of cancer by prevent DNA damage to occur.
Studies show that eating one apple per day reduce the risk of breast cancer by 19 percent . Other research shows that the pectin in apples reduces the risk of colon cancer and liver cancer.
Why do Apple slice turn brown?
Apples contain an enzyme polyphenol that reacts with oxygen and iron containing phenols. The oxidation reaction basically forms a sort of rust on the surface of the apple . this reactions damage the cells in the fruit, allowing oxygen in the air to react with the enzyme and other chemicals.
To prevent browning of apple , mix the apple slice with a mixture of lemon juice and water.
Nutritional value of Apple per 100 g
Energy (52 kcal)
Carbohydrates 13.81 g
Sugars 10.39 g
Dietary fiber 2.4 g
Fat 0.17 g
Protein 0.26 g
Water 85.56 g
Vitamin A 54 IU
Thiamine (Vit. B1) 0.017 mg (1%)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.026 mg (2%)
Niacin (Vit. B3) 0.091 mg (1%)
Pantothenic acid (B5) 0.061 mg (1%)
Vitamin B6 0.041 mg (3%)
Folate (Vit. B9) 3 ?g (1%)
Vitamin C 4.6 mg (8%)
Calcium 6 mg (1%)
Iron 0.12 mg (1%)
Magnesium 5 mg (1%)
Phosphorus 11 mg (2%)
Potassium 107 mg (2%)
Zinc 0.04 mg (0%)
Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient database
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