10
Jan
09

Have You Eaten An Apple Today

Glamorous, good looking fruits like berries and oranges have always hogged a lot of media attention regarding their amazing health benefits, color, and flavor. Most people don’t realize that the humble apple is a little powerhouse of nutrients too. The apple skin is especially packed with antioxidant phytochemicals.

Do you know apple is one of the most widely cultivated fruit trees in the world? But unfortunately people seem to be going off this wonder fruit rich in Vitamin C and numerous other antioxidant compounds.

According to a recent research, if mothers -to-be want to protect their babies from asthma, then they should consume apples regularly. The study also says that quercetin, an antioxidant found in apples, may protect you against illness after intensive exercise or other activity (though, you will need to have about 100 apples a day to get the benefits of quercetin!)

Apples are also believed to reduce the risk of cancer (colon, prostrate, and lung) by preventing DNA damage.

If you are on a diet or a heart patient, then apple is definitely the fruit for you, because compared to its calorie content it is high on fiber and has absolutely no cholesterol.

So, don’t get carried away by any health fads and fashions, and keep yourself glowing and fit by eating an apple everyday!

Source : Food Mall

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