Eat An Apple Everyday
Apple since biblical times is known as the “fruit of temptation.” But, by the way, he has a thousand and one useful properties. Do you want to know why it is very useful to eat at least one apple a day? Write it down.
Apple distances us from drugs, but not from doctors.
A study at the National Institute of Health of the United States confirmed that eating an apple a day is very beneficial for our health, it can save us from many diseases. But it is important to remember that this does not replace annual medical examinations and consultations with a doctor.
The study involved 8,400 people, 10% of whom ate one apple a day. These ten percent did not take almost any medication during the year (the duration of the study) .
Head of the study Matthew Davies from the Faculty of Nursing of the University of Michigan noted that the consumption of apples was not associated with such indicators as the number of visits to the doctor during the year.
It was found that those who eat on an apple each day, smoke less (if they smoke at all), and they have a higher level of education and intelligence. Regular consumption of this fruit indicates a healthier lifestyle. After all, it contains such substances that are healthy for health, such as vitamin C, soluble fiber and flavonoids.
Apples can be eaten for dessert, for breakfast, snacking by them, you can eat an apple when you feel a feeling of anxiety or hunger. You can do this before going to bed or before playing sports. Apples are not too high in calories, and they do not have much sugar ; they can be eaten at any age.
Why you need to eat apples
- Due to their high water content (about 80%), they prevent dehydration of the body.
- Apples are a diuretic, they prevent the retention of excess fluid in the body. They also prevent cramps in the legs and lower blood pressure, as they contain a lot of potassium.
- They contain vitamin E – a powerful antioxidant.
- Because they contain soluble and insoluble fiber, they help with constipation and diarrhea. In the first case, the apple should be eaten raw and with a peel, in the second – baked or boiled, in the form of compote.
- The apple peel contains pectin. This type of fiber protects the intestinal mucosa. Therefore, it is better to eat an apple with a peel – thoroughly washing it before it. Pectin, as studies have shown, plays a crucial role in the prevention of certain cancers, for example, rectal cancer.
The secret of the apple and its beneficial properties lies in its phytochemical composition. The substances contained in it, not only help prevent cancer, but also reduce the level of sugar and fats in the blood. Therefore, diabetics and people with high cholesterol content are recommended to eat at least two apples a day. This fruit helps cleanse the blood.
Apples contain quercetin – a substance that has a beneficial effect on the cardiovascular system. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and helps prevent diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, asthma and muscle contractures.
The apple contains acids such as tartaric and malic acid; they help the body to digest fats. Therefore it is highly recommended after a plentiful meal, whether day or evening, to eat an apple for dessert. In this case, the apple also prevents the rapid rise of sugar in the blood after eating.
Apples are indispensable for those who follow a diet, and for those who have “bouts of hunger.” They satisfy the raging appetite and “save” us from too high-calorie food. You can eat them as long as you want, while they will still help you get rid of excess weight. And you will feel a lot of energy in you (but, of course, apples should not be the only component of your diet, nutrition should be balanced).
Apples stimulate our mental activity, because the sugar contained in them is useful for the brain. When we go to classes or prepare for the exam, apples for us, it can be said, are the same as spinach for the sailor Papai. They help us better and faster to think, to memorize more information, to successfully study or work.
If you choose which apples are healthier, of course, the reds will come first. It can not be said that other apples do not bring benefits, but in red (like an apple from Adam and Eve) contains more antioxidants.
Apples are easy to carry with you and you can eat almost anywhere. Therefore, they are very convenient (and useful for health) snacks at school, office, on the beach, at a picnic, at the university and so on. You can put an apple in any bag (do not forget just to wash it before you leave the house and throw the stub into the urn).
Do you still doubt if apples are regularly eaten? Rather, go to the market and buy a few pounds – then all members of your family will be able to eat at least one apple a day!