Find out more why an apple a day will do more than keep the doctor away

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The benefits of Apples

Wellness

Apples deliver an antioxidant called quercetin, a plant derived flavonoid which aids endurance by making oxygen more available to the lungs

  • · Antihistamine Affects powerful antioxidant with anti-histamine affects, fantastic for some natural hayfever relief
  • · Bone Protection
    A flavanoid called phloridzin that is found only in apples may protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis, may also increase bone density. Boron, another ingredient in apples strengthens bones
  • · Diahorrea and constipation Fibre can either pull water out of your colon to keep things moving along when you’re backed up or absorb excess water from your stool to slow your bowels down
  • · Asthma Help
    One recent study shows that children with asthma who drank apple juice daily had less wheezing than others and  mothers who consumned apples whilst pregnant had children with less asthma related problems
  • · Alzheimer’s Prevention
    quercetin in apples may protect brain cells from the kind of damage that may lead to Alzheimer’s
  • · Lower Cholesterol
    The pectin in apples lowers LDL (“bad”) cholesterol
  • · 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
    It appears the more apples you eat, the less the risk
  • · Colon Cancer Prevention Due to Pectin in apples and helps maintain a healthy digestive tract
  • · Liver Cancer Prevention
    Rats fed an extract from apple skins had a 57 percent lower risk of liver cancer

Lower Cholestrol The soluble fibre found in apples binds                with fats in the intestine for removal in the digestive system

Immune Booster especially red apples which contain high levels of quertin

  • · Liver Cleanser by assisting in the removal of toxins from the body
  • · Prevent Gallstones due to high fibre content
  • · Prevent hemmarriods fibre can prevent you from straining too much when going to the bathroom and thereby help alleviate hemorrhoids
  • · Protect against Parkinsons disease a disease characterized by a breakdown of the brain’s dopamine-producing nerve cells. Scientists have linked this to the free radical-fighting power of the antioxidants contained therein
  • · Assist in prevention of heart disease
  • · Diabetes Management
    The pectin in apples supplies galacturonic acid to the body which lowers the body’s need for insulin and may help in the management of diabetes
  • · Weight Loss
    A Brazilian study found that women who ate three apples or pears per day lost more weight while dieting than women who did not eat fruit while dieting

         Weightloss

Apples satisfy hunger for few calories so it’s not surprising that they can be part of a healthy diet that promotes weight loss. And in a recent study, dried apples also helped participants lose some weight. Women who ate a cup of dried apples daily for a year lost some weight and lowered their cholesterol and heart disease markers. Florida State University researchers think apples’ antioxidants and pectin (a type of fiber) are responsible for the benefits—and think that fresh apples would be even more effective

A Brazilian study found that women who ate three apples or pears per day lost more weight while dieting than women who did not eat fruit while dieting

Beauty

Apples contain 13 vitamins and 20 minerals, they also have beneficial antioxidant and antibacterial qualities. They’re healthy for our bodies, and also is particularly suited to sensitive and allergy prone skin. Apples have the same ph value as the human body

Pectin accelerates the regeneration of skins elastic fibres for firmer smoother skin

They can be used for skin inflammations

Homemade beauty treatments made with fresh apples are mildly astringent

For firming and moisturising by rubbing half and apple on the face

Grate apples mixed with with oats and honey for a 30 minute mask

To soften age spots with grated apple, lemon and orange flower water

Cooking

Try to keep the peel on, they have 75 percent of the total fibre and 9 times greater antioxidants in the skin

Bake them whole and stuff with ricotta, your favourite spices, drizzle with some manuka honey

Stew and Freeze when plentiful, then they are easy to make a crumble, tart or pie  when you are time poor

Dry them then use in the months they are out of season, A fantastic way to add natural sugar to dishes, although with drying they lose vitiman c but still contain fibre and carbohydrates for energy

Plenty of reasons not to ovelook the humble apple, add some to your shopping today

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