Apples' Health Benefits
Posted 15 October 2010 - 04:59 PM
As the saying goes 'Apple a day keeps the doctor away'. Apples have many health benefits proving the old saying. Let's learn and share apples' health benefits.
French scientists found that a flavanoid called phloridzin, found only in apples may protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis and may also increase bone density. Boron, another compound found in apples, also strengthens bones.
A recent study showed that children who suffer from asthma experience less wheezing due to drinking apple juice on a daily basis than children who drank apple juice only once a month. Another research showed that children born to women who eat lots of apples during pregnancy have lower risk of asthma than children whose mothers ate few apples.
A study on mice at Cornell University found that the quercetin in apples may protect brain cells from the free radical damage that may lead to Alzheimer's disease.
The pectin in apples lowers bad cholesterol. People who eat 2 apples per day may lower their cholesterol by as much as 16 %.
Lung Cancer Prevention. According to a study in which 10,000 people participated. Those whoe ate more apples had a 50 % lower risk of developing lung cancer. Scientists 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 that ate one apple per day lowered the risk of breast cancer by 17 %, those rats that were fed 3 apples per day lower the risk by 39 % and those fed 6 apples per day lowered the risk by 44 %.
Colon Cancer Prevention. One study showed that rats that were fed an extract from apple skins had a 43 % lower risk of colon cancer. Other studies show that the pectin in apples lowers the risk of colon cancer as well as helps maintain a healthy digestive tract.
Liver Cancer Prevention. An extract from apple skins had a 57 % lower risk of liver cancer in rats.
The pectin in apples supplies galacturonic acid to the body, which lowers the body's need for insulin. This may help in the diabetes management.
One Brazilian study found that women who ate 3 apples or pears per day lost more weight while dieting than those women who didn't eat fruit while dieting.
Posted 26 December 2010 - 05:38 PM
House cleaning services
Posted 16 March 2011 - 07:17 PM
Posted 08 May 2011 - 11:05 AM
Posted 10 June 2011 - 05:45 AM
1. Eating an apple daily can lower cholesterol and reduce skin diseases.
2. Apple is a rich source of flavonoid and polyphenols both are powerful antioxidant.
3. Apple also contains boron, which strengthens bones.
4. Apple cider vinegar when used as beverage can help to prevent the formation of kidney stone.
Posted 11 June 2011 - 10:02 AM
Posted 28 November 2011 - 06:07 AM
Help protect bone health
Help prevent asthma, heart disease, and cancers such as lung, breast, colon, and liver
New research also suggests that the phytonutrient called quercetin may help to prevent Alzheimer's and Parkinsonism
Pectin in apples can help to lower LDL cholesterol
Good for diabetes and weight management
Good source of vitamin C
Good source of soluble and insoluble fiber
Excellent source of flavanoids and antioxidants
It is important to keep in mind that a lot of the goodness of apples is contained in the skin. If eaten whole, they need to be washed carefully - right before being consumed.
Posted 20 December 2011 - 06:25 PM
Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:59 AM
Posted 16 February 2012 - 07:13 PM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:10 PM
Posted 03 April 2012 - 11:10 PM
Posted 07 April 2012 - 03:08 PM
Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:17 PM