Enormous Apple Benefits

Apple benefits are enormous when consumed as daily food or supplement. Apple is always considered as a miraculous fruit. A well-known proverb we are very familiar with “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”.

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Apples are the important source of important antioxidants, dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and flavonoids.

Phytonutrients and Antioxidants in Apple prevent all sorts of disease and also an anti-aging agent. Apple benefits are enormous listed many of them here.

Apples are also full of pectin — a medium-sized apple offers about 3-4 grams of pectin.

Pectin is known as a soluble, fermentable and viscous fiber, this combination gives apples huge health benefits.

In Sanskrit apple known with many names like आताफल [ātāphala], काश्मीरफल [kāśmīraphala], स्वादुफल [svāduphala], सेवफल [sevaphala]

 

Nutrition Value of Apple

Apple is king of nutrition. It has all important and vital nutrients.

B-complex Vitamins

Apple is a rich source of B-complex vitamins like (riboflavin, thiamin, and vitamin B-6). These vitamins play a crucial role in maintaining good health of red blood cells and the nervous system.

Dietary Fiber

It is proven fact that high fiber diet helps to avoid many diseases and reduce bad cholesterol in the blood. Benefits of high fiber diet as per the National Health Service

Phytonutrients

Apple is a good source of Phytonutrients. It protects the body from the detrimental effects of free radical. Free radical is linked to the aging of the body. Controlling free radicals will make anybody look young.

Hence Apple benefits in anti-aging or slows down aging.

Minerals Rich

Apple is extremely mineral rich with calcium, potassium, phosphorous and iron. It is good for bones.

Vitamin-C

Vitamin-C is super anti-oxidant prevent from free-radical damage. Also, improve immunity against infections. Apple is a good source of  Vitamin-C.

 

Apple Benefits

  • Good for the heart.  Apple reduces cholesterol hence it prevent from heart problems.

    Apple Health Benefits
    An apple a day keeps doctor  away
  • Cure diarrhea and constipation
  • Protect against brain problems like Parkinson and Alzheimer
  • Preventagainstst all sorts of cancers.
  • Control weight as apple is a rich source of fiber.
  • Boost immunity of body with vitamin-C.
  • Prevent cataracts
  • Anti-aging
  • Control type 2 diabetes

Side-effects

There are no side effects in consuming apple in any form. Only take care of a few things.

Apple seeds contain cyanide, which is a powerful poison. Eating too many seeds can be a serious problem. Do not consume apple seeds.

In recent studies, it comes to attention that due to apple acidic nature it can harm to teeth. An apple is not at all a problem but eating dozens of apple in a day can cause damage to teeth.

But you can have apple juice in more quantity as it doesn’t require chewing to consume so teeth remain safe.

 

Myth

Diabetic

Apple can be consumed by diabetic patients. There is no problem in consuming apple if you have diabetes. It is a myth that Apple can increase sugar level and should not be consumed in diabetes. In fact, studies found that women who consume apples are 25 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who don’t consume apples.

Pesticides

Huge pesticides on peel is a myth. Laboratories found a very low level of pesticides on apple peel.

How to consume apple?

Consume apple in raw form with the peel. Apple peel contains most of the fiber and anti-oxidants so peel is the most useful part of an apple. Do not waste apple peel consume with the peel.

Apple Peel
Peel is the key to health. Eat with the peel.

If you want to consume in big quantity then the juice is a better form as it avoids teeth damage. Also, include peel in juice because it is rich in fiber and anti-oxidants and most importantly do not forget to remove seeds before crushing in the juicer.

Do not forget to wash apple properly as it eliminates any pesticides.

Nutrient data for Apples, raw, with skin

Includes foods for USDA’s Food Distribution Program

NutrientUnit1Value per 100 g
Waterg85.56
Energykcal52
Proteing0.26
Total lipid (fat)g0.17
Carbohydrate, by the differenceg13.81
Fiber, total dietaryg2.4
Sugars, totalg10.39
Minerals
Calcium, Camg6
Iron, Femg0.12
Magnesium, Mgmg5
Phosphorus, Pmg11
Potassium, Kmg107
Sodium, Namg1
Zinc, Znmg0.04
Vitamins
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acidmg4.6
Thiaminmg0.017
Riboflavinmg0.026
Niacinmg0.091
Vitamin B-6mg0.041
Folate, DFEµg3
Vitamin B-12µg0
Vitamin A, RAEµg3
Vitamin A, IUIU54
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)mg0.18
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)µg0
Vitamin DIU0
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)µg2.2
Lipids
Fatty acids, total saturatedg0.028
Fatty acids, total monounsaturatedg0.007
Fatty acids, total polyunsaturatedg0.051
Fatty acids, total transg0
Cholesterolmg0

 

An Apple a day and Yoga routine is all Yogi need. Are you a happy Apple? Leave your comments 🙂

Neel Ottam
Popular Yogi
A passionate and professional yoga practitioner.

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