Apples have uncountable minerals and compounds that go a long way in the prevention of different diseases and medical conditions as well as improvement of already diagnosed medical conditions. Here, are seven reasons why you should be getting a daily dose of the fruit.

1. Reduce chances of cancer: Medical studies have confirmed that taking apples can prevent or reduce the chances of cancer in the body. People who munch more than one a day lower their risk for several cancers (oral, esophageal, colon, breast, ovarian, prostate, and others) by 9 to 42 percent. The apple peels is rich in anti-growth components that hinders the growth of cancer cells that affect different parts of the body.

 

2. They help you breathe easy: Researchers have found that kids of women who ate the most apples while pregnant were less likely to wheeze or develop asthma by age 5. The fruit also protect the lungs of adults, lowering the risk of asthma, lung cancer, and other diseases.


3. Reduce cholesterol: The soluble fibre found in apples binds with fats in the intestine, which translates into lower cholesterol levels and a healthier you. A medium apple provides five grams of fibre – more than most cereals. Apples are one of the top fruits with plenty of pectin, a soluble fibre that reduces cholesterol. Pectin prevents cholesterol from building up in the lining of blood vessel walls, thus reducing the risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease.

4. Weight Loss: Increase your intake of apples daily if you want to achieve your weight loss goal. To manage your weight and improve your overall health, doctors recommend a diet rich in fibre. Foods high in fibre will fill you up without costing you too many calories. Apples contain soluble fiber in high quantities that promotes metabolism rate. This means that any additional calories consumed cannot contribute to further weight gain.

5. Boost your immune system: Red apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin. Studies have found that quercetin can help boost and fortify your immune system, especially when you're stressed out.

6. Clean teeth: Regular dental care and expenses are not essential when taking apples because they assist in the cleaning of the teeth and gums leaving you with a fresh breath and whiter teeth without you having to spend a lot of money. Biting and chewing an apple stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth, reducing tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria.

7. Curb risks of diabetes: Apples also curb the risks of diabetes using its component Pectin that reduces the secretion of insulin. Polyphenol that is present in apples reduces the amount of carbohydrates absorbed by the body thereby reducing fluctuations of blood sugar. This function is performed by the polyphenol that has the ability to stimulate the insulin receptors which facilitate the clearing of sugar from the blood stream.

 

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Seven reasons why you should get a daily dose of Apples

 

Delhi: Everyone in school must have learned that an Apple a day keeps a doctor away. But how many of them take this particular fruit because of its taste and its availability in the market at a particular time among other reasons. Such people tend to overlook the health benefits that are derived from taking an apple or any other fruit.

 

Apples have uncountable minerals and compounds that go a long way in the prevention of different diseases and medical conditions as well as improvement of already diagnosed medical conditions. Here, are seven reasons why you should be getting a daily dose of the fruit.

 

1.     Reduce chances of cancer: Medical studies have confirmed that taking apples can prevent or reduce the chances of cancer in the body. People who munch more than one a day lower their risk for several cancers (oral, esophageal, colon, breast, ovarian, prostate, and others) by 9 to 42 percent. The apple peels is rich in anti-growth components that hinders the growth of cancer cells that affect different parts of the body.

 

2.     They help you breathe easy: Researchers have found that kids of women who ate the most apples while pregnant were less likely to wheeze or develop asthma by age 5. The fruit also protect the lungs of adults, lowering the risk of asthma, lung cancer, and other diseases.

3.     Reduce cholesterol: The soluble fibre found in apples binds with fats in the intestine, which translates into lower cholesterol levels and a healthier you. A medium apple provides five grams of fibre – more than most cereals. Apples are one of the top fruits with plenty of pectin, a soluble fibre that reduces cholesterol. Pectin prevents cholesterol from building up in the lining of blood vessel walls, thus reducing the risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease.

 

4.     Weight Loss: Increase your intake of apples daily if you want to achieve your weight loss goal. To manage your weight and improve your overall health, doctors recommend a diet rich in fibre. Foods high in fibre will fill you up without costing you too many calories. Apples contain soluble fiber in high quantities that promotes metabolism rate. This means that any additional calories consumed cannot contribute to further weight gain.

 

5.     Boost your immune system: Red apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin. Studies have found that quercetin can help boost and fortify your immune system, especially when you're stressed out.

 

6.     Clean teeth: Regular dental care and expenses are not essential when taking apples because they assist in the cleaning of the teeth and gums leaving you with a fresh breath and whiter teeth without you having to spend a lot of money. Biting and chewing an apple stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth, reducing tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria.

 

7.     Curb risks of diabetes: Apples also curb the risks of diabetes using its component Pectin that reduces the secretion of insulin. Polyphenol that is present in apples reduces the amount of carbohydrates absorbed by the body thereby reducing fluctuations of blood sugar. This function is performed by the polyphenol that has the ability to stimulate the insulin receptors which facilitate the clearing of sugar from the blood stream.