Apples contain gel-forming fibers, pectin, which helps the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract. Description
Depending on the variety, the flesh can be fresh and crispy or mealy. Apples vary in their sweetness, taste and tartness. There are varieties with yellow, red and green skins. Nutritional value
Apples are known as an excellent source of pectin and fiber. They contain large amounts of vitamin A and C and are rich in potassium, calcium, iron and phosphorus. Most of the nutrients in an apple are concentrated in and under the skin. These are ellagic acid, malic acid, chlorogenic acid and quercetin. There are still so many phytonutrients in the apple, some of which are yet to be discovered and named. These compounds have powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer effects. Benefit for health
When you eat fresh apples or drink freshly squeezed juice every day, you can expect to get the most health benefits.
Asthma. In asthmatics who drink apple juice daily, attacks are alleviated due to its high content of vitamin C and antioxidant compounds.
Athletes. Moderate exercise is helpful. But intense and strenuous exercise creates oxidative stress in the body. Apple juice after training neutralizes the harmful effects of oxidizing agents, replenishes the supply of vitamins and minerals, and relieves muscle fatigue. But if apple juice is sour, it will exacerbate oxidative stress, which is harmful to the body.
Atherosclerosis. High levels of bad cholesterol in the body against the background of oxidative stress is dangerous. The antioxidant compounds found in apples will help neutralize oxidation, thereby reducing the chances of clogged arteries and atherosclerosis. Regular consumption of apple juice can slow down the process of hardening of the arteries.
Bone health. The high potassium content in apples prevents the loss of calcium in the blood and bones. Daily consumption of apples helps maintain bone density and avoid the development of osteoporosis.
Constipation. When apple juice is mixed with carrot juice, it is a sure remedy to relieve constipation.
Oral care. Chewing an apple helps clean teeth and keep gums healthy. The antiseptic effect of apples on bacteria and viruses reduces the likelihood of developing oral diseases.
Diabetes. Green apples are fibrous and more suitable for diabetics. Apple polyphenols also help prevent high blood sugar levels through enzymes that are involved in the digestion of complex carbohydrates.
Digestion. Apples are a natural laxative. Apple juice makes bowel movements easier. It is most effective when mixed with carrot juice and spinach juice. Regular consumption of apples will ensure regular bowel movements and this reduces the risk of colon cancer.
Fibromyalgia. Apples are one of the best sources of malic acid, which plays an important role in improving muscle performance and relieves muscle fatigue after a workout. This makes them a great help for people suffering from fibromyalgia.
Lungs’ cancer. The high content of flavonoids – quercetin, naringin and antioxidants – in apples helps prevent the development of lung cancer.