Apple Fun Facts and Health Benefits

By on Jul 25, 2016 in apples, Uncategorized | 0 comments

Apples

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  • apples are rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids and dietary fiber
  • the phytonutrients and antioxidants may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease
  • improving neurological health – quercetin, which is one of 2 compounds, helps reduce the cellular death that is caused by oxidation and inflammation of neurons
  • prevents dementia

  • reduces your risk for a stroke
  • lowers levels of bad cholesterol
  • reduces your risk of diabetes
  • wards off breast cancer
  • obesity – an apple a day may keep obesity away
  • contains vitamin C – according to the University of Maryland Medical Center, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which is capable of blocking some damage caused by free radicals as well as boosting the bodies resistance against infectious agents
  • contains B-complex vitamins – these vitamins are important in maintaining red blood cells and keeping the nervous system in good health
  • dietary fiber – high fiber diets may help prevent the development of certain diseases and help the amount of bad cholesterol in the blood
  • apples are rich in phytonutrients which help protect the body from the detrimental effects of free radicals
  • apples also contain calcium, potassium and phosphorus
  • apples also help you get whiter and healthier teeth
  • a new study performed on mice shows that drinking apple juice can keep alzheimer’s away and fight the effects of an aging brain
  • protects you from parkinson’s disease
  • curbs off all sorts of cancers such as pancreatic cancer by 23%
  • helps you to have a healthier heart
  • prevents gallstones
  • beat diarrhea and constipation
  • neutralizes irritable bowel syndrome
  • avert hemorrhoids
  • detoxifies your liver
  • boosts your immune system
  • prevents cataracts
  • apple trees take about 4 to 5 years to produce their first fruits
  • apples ripens 6 to 10 times faster at room temperature than if they are refrigerated
  • the largest apple ever picked weighed 3 pounds
  • apples are a member of the rose family
  • a peck of apples weighs 10.5 pounds and a bushel of apples weighs 42 pounds
  • it takes 36 apples to create a gallon of apple cider

 

Image:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple

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