An apple is a round tree fruit which has crisp white flesh, with red veins. The skin colour of an apple can vary from yellow to green to red. An apple is a pome fruit, as is a pear. A pome fruit has multiple seeds protected by a core. Apple is a very delicious fruits, liked by almost all the adults as well as kids. Apple tree originated in Asia and belongs to the Malus domestica species of the rose family Rosaceae. A very common adage, ‘An apple a day, keeps the doctor away, has been is use since centuries and aptly describes the benefits of eating the nutritious fruit. One of the most widely cultivated tree fruits, apple accords a number of health benefits to its consumers. As a proof of the statement, we have provided the nutritional value as well as nutrition benefits of the fruit in the following lines.
Nutritive Values : Per 100 grams
- Vitamin A : 900 I.U.
- Vitamin B : Thiamine .07 mg.;
- Vitamin C : 5 mg.
- Vitamin G : Amount uncertain
- Calcium : 6 mg.
- Iron : 3 mg.
- Phosphorus : 10 mg.
- Potassium : 130 mg.
- Carbohydrates : 14.9 gm.
- Calories : 58
Apples Health Benefits
- Get whiter, healthier teeth: An apple won’t replace your toothbrush, but biting and chewing an apple stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth, reducing tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria.
- Avoid Alzheimer’s: A new study performed on mice shows that drinking apple juice could keep Alzheimer’s away and fight the effects of aging on the brain. Mice in the study that were fed an apple-enhanced diet showed higher levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and did better in maze tests than those on a regular diet.
- Helps in Asthma: One recent study shows that children with asthma who drank apple juice on a daily basis suffered from less wheezing than children who drank apple juice only once per month. Another study showed that children born to women who eat a lot of apples during pregnancy have lower rates of asthma than children whose mothers ate few apples.
- Carbohydrates and Fiber: Apples, like grains, starchy vegetables and other fruits, are a rich source of Carbohydrates. The body uses Carbohydrates for energy. Whole apples with skin are particularly fiber-rich. Eating fiber-rich Foods often will help you reach the goal of consuming the recommendation of 14 g of dietary fiber per 1,000 calories, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Eating a fiber-rich diet offers significant health benefits, such as promoting digestive health and aiding in weight management. Most of the servings from the fruit group should come from whole fruits, since most juices are virtually fiber-free.
- Digestion: Apples being rich in fiber help in digestion. Regular consumption of apples ensures smooth bowel movements and helps in preventing consitipation and stomach disorders.
- Anaemia: Apples are useful in treting anaemia as it is rich in apples. Anaemia is the deficiency of hemoglobin in the blood which can increased with the intake of iron rich diet such as apples.
- Weakness: Apples are known to remove weakness and add vigour and vitality of weak people. It is, therefore, often given to patients to help them recover fast from their illness. If you want to Gain Weight, apple should be a part of your diet daily. It also helps in detoxifying the body and improve the overall health.
- Lower Cholesterol: The pectin in apples lowers LDL (“bad”) cholesterol. People who eat two apples per day may lower their cholesterol by as much as 16 percent.
- Lung Cancer Prevention: According to a study of 10,000 people, those who ate the most apples had a 50 percent lower risk of developing lung cancer. Researchers believe this is due to the high levels of the flavonoids quercetin and naringin in apples.
- Breast Cancer Prevention: A Cornell University study found that rats who ate one apple per day reduced their risk of breast cancer by 17 percent. Rats fed three apples per day reduced their risk by 39 percent and those fed six apples per day reduced their risk by 44 percent.
- Colon Cancer Prevention One study found that rats fed an extract from apple skins had a 43 percent lower risk of colon cancer. Other research shows that the pectin in apples reduces the risk of colon cancer and helps maintain a healthy digestive tract.
- Heart disease: Apple lowers the level of cholesterol and hence it is beneficial for the heart.
- Rheumatism: Patients who are suffering from rheumatism find apples very useful as it aids in the healing process.
- Eye Disorders: Apples are believed to make the eyes strong and improve eye-sight. It also helps in treating night blindness.
- Skin Care: Pastes of apple and honey, and apple and milk when applied on the skin increase it shine and glow.
Apples have been recommended for : Obesity, Headache, Arthritis, Bronchial asthma, Inflammation of the bladder, Gonorrhea, Anemia, Tuberculosis, Neuritis, Insomnia, Catarrh, Gallbladder stones, Worms, Halithosis, Pyorrhea Also.