Apple fruit is one of the most popular, favorite and healthiest fruit. Apples are high in fiber, vitamin C, minerals and nutrients and they are also low in calories, have only a trace of sodium and no fat or cholesterol. It is packed with phytonutrients and flavonoids like quercetin, epicatechin, phloridzin, and various other polyphenolic compounds. The health benefits of apples include the following:
Dental Care: Eating apples helps in cleaning both the teeth and gums. It reduces the incidence of cavities in the teeth. When you eat apples, the fiber in it cleanses the teeth, while the antibacterial properties of the fruit keep bacteria and viruses from infecting the body.
Weight Lose: Apple helps to make you feel full. Eating two or more apple in a day reduces the risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and blood pressure. Apples actually speed up our metabolism so that additional calories consumed after eating an apple burned or not absorbed by the body.
Skin care: Apple have high antioxidant action, preventing cell and tissue damage and works as an anti-aging agent. It helps minimize wrinkles and fine lines keeping the bowels clean. Apply apple juice mixed with some honey on your face; let it dry and wash off. This is a very good hydrating face mask.
Diabetes: Another important health benefit of apples is that it aids in fighting off oxygen-free radicals that cause diabetes. Apples are loaded with soluble fibers, the key to blunting blood sugar swings. The high soluble fiber in apples, helps in controlling blood sugar levels in the body by transporting the sugar into the blood stream at a slower rate.
Boosts Immunity: Apples have an antioxidant known as quercetin which is especially found in red apples. This antioxidant boosts immune system to build the natural defences of the body. The other nutrient present in an apple is vitamin C that has anti-inflammatory properties. Fibres also enhance the immune system. It is because of this that apples are considered to be high immunity boosters.