Amazing Health Benefits of Apples!!
There goes a proverb, “An apple a day keeps a doctor away”. Apples (Malus sylvestris) have various useful ingredients, which help in curing various diseases and provide you a healthy body. Apples are full of antioxidants. Anti-oxidants are compounds, which help in fighting various diseases. These compounds prevent and repair the damage that happens due to oxidation as a part of normal cell activity. Apples have a soluble, fermentable and viscous fibre named pectin that gives numerous ranges of health benefits. Apples are packed with wonderful curative properties as well!
The apple is considered as protective and most awesome food. It plays a major role in metabolic functions means the physical and chemical changes that take place in the body and enable its regular growth and functioning.
Various Natural Health Benefits and Curative Properties of Apples
Boost your immune system
Red apples have an antioxidant named quercetin, which works towards boosting and fortifying immune system particularly at stressful times. Therefore
Detoxify your liver
Consuming apples helps in clearing harmful toxins and unwanted products out of the body. It is a good detox diet that has the potential to effectively cleanse your whole body system.
Get whiter, shiner and healthier teeth
Biting and chewing an apple stimulates the secretion of saliva in the mouth, thereby, reducing the chances of tooth decay and lowering the levels of harmful substances like bacteria.
Prevent Alzheimer’s disease
If you regularly drink apple juice, then you can fight Alzheimer’s away and the various impacts of ageing on the brain. Including apples in the diet helps in increasing the levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and helps in boosting and strengthening brain functions and nervous system.
Get rid of Parkinson’s disease
It has been proved that people, who eat apples and other fibre rich foods get protection against Parkinson’s, a disease, which happens due to the breakdown of the brain cells, which are responsible for producing dopamine hormone. It has a high amount of free radicals that increase the fighting power of a person.
Prevent all types of cancers
Apples are rich in a vital ingredient flavonol. Consumption of apples reduces the risk of development of pancreatic cancer by 23 %. It has compounds like triterpenoids that have anti-growth properties, which work against cancer cells present in the liver, breast and colon. Apples are also beneficial for reducing the amount and size of tumours in the body and this high fibre intake reduces the possibilities of colorectal cancer.
Decrease risk of diabetes
People, who eat one apple a day are observed to be 28 % less prone to the development of type 2 diabetes than those, who include apples in their diet. Its high amount of soluble fibre regulates the blood sugar levels.
Reduce levels of cholesterol
The soluble fibre present in apples combined with the fats present in the intestine translates into reduced level of cholesterol and makes you healthy and lean.
Make your heart healthy
The intake of high soluble fibre lowers the rate of the build-up of cholesterol-rich plaque in the arteries. The deposition of plaque inside the arteries reduces the flow of blood to your heart and results into coronary artery disease. Apple skin have phenolic compound that prevents cholesterol getting into the system and accumulating on the walls of the arteries.
Gallstones build, when there is excess of cholesterol in the bile making it solid. This leads to obesity in a person. To prevent the formation of gallstones in the body, apples provide high amount of fibre that controls body weight and cholesterol levels.
Neutralize irritable bowel syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome can be defined as constipation, diarrhoea, and abdominal pain and bloating. To cure these symptoms it is recommended to lessen the intake of fatty products and increase the consumption of high fibre ingredients in your diet.
Prevent the occurrence of haemorrhoids
Haemorrhoids are characterized by swollen veins in the anal canal, which are very painful. This occurs due to the excess of pressure applied in the pelvic and rectal areas due to constipation. High fibre diet like apples saves a person from applying too much of pressure while going to the bathroom and thus gives relief from haemorrhoids.
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This article is not a substitute to the standard Medical Diagnosis or personalized Ayurvedic Treatment.
It is intended only for Information!