Saturday, April 23, 2011

Keep Eating Apple Reduce Some Diseases

As we know that fruit is very good for our health because each fruit has variety of  vitamin depend on what fruit you eat. One of fruit which content much vitamin is “Apple”. It contains no fat, cholesterol or sodium, but fiber, water, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus and iron, and vitamins as A, B1, B2, C. Moreover, Apples are best fruit you can eat without restriction throughout the year. They disguise the fiber, vitamins and nutrients and have very few calories, as indicated in a diet. In addition. Researches said that a medium apple has about 80 calories and is an excellent source of fiber. Just make sure you do not take too many apple seeds because it could be toxic if taken in large amount. Apples are low in calories; 100 g of fresh fruit slices provide only 50 calories. They are however contain no saturated fats or cholesterol; but rich in dietary fiber which helps prevent absorption of dietary LDL cholesterol in the gut. The dietary fibers also help protect the mucous membrane of the colon from exposure to toxic substances by binding to cancer causing chemicals in the colon. Furthermore, Apple fruit also contains good quantities of vitamin-C and beta carotene. Vitamin C is definitely a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body. beside that, apple fruit is also a good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamin and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6). Together these vitamins help as co-factors for enzymes in metabolism as well as in various synthetic functions inside the body. Apple also contains small amount of minerals like potassium, phosphorus and calcium. Potassium in an important component of cell and body fluids helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure; thus counters the bad influences of sodium.

Benefit from apple:

Release Toxic
Apples are excellent detoxifiers and apple juice can destroy viruses in the body. 

Bone Protection
French researchers found that a flavanoid called phloridzin that is found only in apples may protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis and may also increase bone density. Boron, another ingredient in apples, also strengthens bones.
Asthma Help
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.
Alzheimer's Prevention
A study on mice at Cornell University found that the quercetin in apples may protect brain cells from the kind of free radical damage that may lead to Alzheimer's disease.
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.
Liver Cancer Prevention
Research found that rats fed an extract from apple skins had a 57 percent lower risk of liver cancer.
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 One large apple supplies almost 30% of minimum amount of fiber that should be consumed daily. Doctors recommend daily consumption of apples for a complete and balanced diet
Gout and Rheumatism prevention
For people who suffer from gout and rheumatism, eat apple regularly because it will aid healing

Another benefit of apple is for those who have problem with their stomach. If you have problem with indigestion, eat apples before meals. Grated apple, when mixed with live yogurt may be helpful in cases of diarrhea
Selection and Storage:
Generally, if we buy an apple in department store like supermarket, you must consider some tips of good selection. Mostly, Fresh apples are readily available in the stores all around the season.  Choose fresh, bright, firm textured apples with rich flavor. Avoid fruits with pressure marks over their surface as they indicate underlying mottled of pulp. To prevent browning, rub the cut surfaces with a mixture of lemon juice and water
Fresh apples can be kept at room temperature for few days and stored in refrigerator for two to three weeks. Wash them in clean running cold water before use to remove any surface dust and pesticide/fungicide residues. the appearance of Apples must be hard. If you can dent an apple with your finger, DO NOT BUY IT.

Select apples that are firm, without blemishes, wrinkles or bruises. Apples will not ripen if picked prematurely but mature apples will ripen further at home. Do not buy apples that have not been kept cold since they can be over-ripe in a few days.

To hasten the ripening process, punch holes in a brown paper bag and store apples inside at room temperature. The ethylene gas they emit also causes other fruits to ripen quickly, so store apples separately. Refrigerated apples will keep much longer – up to several weeks – stored in plastic in the crisper drawer. Lastly, Wash apples just before using. Core an apple before removing the skin – it is easier to handle. Exposed apple flesh turns brown quickly, so sprinkle with lemon juice to retard this process

Best Types of Apples for Eating:

Many types of apples can be found and here are some listed alphabetically under each category.
  • First choices: Baldwin, Granny Smith, Jonathan, McIntosh, Stayman
  • Second choices: Empire, Fuji, Gala,
  • Third choices: Golden Delicious, Russet, Spartan

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