An Apple A Day Does More Than
Just Keep The Doctor Away
There are many sayings associated withy eating the all
American favorite fruit, the apple. Some say, "An apple a day
keeps the doctor away" while others say, "To eat an apple going
to bed, will make the doctor beg his bread." These well known
sayings have proven to be nothing if not correct.
Apples are a part of the rose family and archaeologists have
found apple fossil remains that show that they have been around
for approximately 5,000 years and are believed to go back as
far as the Neolithic times.
Apples are very detoxifying to the body and when made into
apple juice it is capable of killing a number of viruses in the
human body. In a recent study conducted at Cornell University
apples were shown to contain only small quantities of vitamin C
however consuming only 100 grams of an apple provided the exact
same amount of antioxidant properties as if a person were to
consume 1,500 of the same vitamin in tablet form.
If you tend to eat all of the apple including the seeds be
aware that consuming too many apple seeds can be toxic if taken
in large quantities so it might be best to stop eating the
apple once you reach the seeds. Apples have many benefits such
as they clean the teeth and are beneficial to strengthening the
gums. Apples are able to lower the level of bad cholesterol in
Apples are detoxifying to the body and in particular the
liver which is the main detoxifying organ in the body and it
has a great deal of antiviral properties. Apples are helpful
when it comes to the digestive process and are very good
at preventing constipation from occurring. Apples are also full
In fact eating one big apple provides a person with an
estimated 30 percent of the minimum amount of fiber that is
needed on a regular basis. People who suffer from rheumatism
and gout should eat apples as often as possible as apples tend
to encourage the healing process.
It is well documented that consuming two apples on a daily
basis makes it possible to decrease bad overall cholesterol
levels by 10 percent. Consuming apple juice on an average of
two to three times per day is able to discourage a selection of
viruses from taking up residence in the body.
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People who have problems digesting their food or who tend to
suffer from indigestion would do well to eat apples more often
for optimum digestive health. In particular eat an apple or a
few pieces of apple before you sit down to eat a meal. Apples
also help to prevent diarrhea. Grate an apple and then mix it
with yogurt that includes an active bacterial culture and this
can discourage the onset of diarrhea.
When it comes to purchasing apples always buy
ones that have been kept cold because otherwise they can easily
be deemed overripe in a matter of a few days. Apples are
supposed to be hard and firm. Try this test- if you can easily
dent an apple or stick your finger in it then it is not good so
put this one back and keep looking.
Avoid buying cartons of juice. Most juices
are full of sugar or sweeteners, even if they
say they are sugar free.
Fresh fruit is a better choice for adults
who need to lose weight.
Apples are perfect for a mid afternoon
Always keep apples in the refrigerator and not
sitting out on a bowl on the kitchen counter or a table. Apples
that are not kept cold can decay very quickly. In order to
prevent apples from turning brown rub the surface that is cut
with a combination of water and lemon juice.