Sunday, July 28, 2013

9 Reasons why An Apple a Day Really Keeps the Doctor away

I saw this article here and thought I would share it with you.

1-Apple contains Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps greatly your immune system. A lot of people who lack Vitamin C in their diet have poor healing, bruise easily and have bleeding gums.

2-Prevent Heart Diseases. The reason it can prevent both coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease is because apples are rich in flavonoid. Flavonoids are also known for their antioxidant effects.

3-Low in calories. A regular size apple has between 70-100 calories. Eating an apple when craving for candy or chocolate can make the desire disappear since apple in itself contains sugar, but gives you only ? of the calories.

4-Prevent Cancers. Notice the plural. We all know that cancer comes in several forms and in different places. Apples target multiple cancers such as colon cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer in women.

5-Apples contain phenols, which have a double effect on cholesterol. It reduces bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol. They prevent LDL cholesterol from turning into oxidized LDL, a very dangerous form of bad cholesterol which can be deadly.

6-Prevent tooth decay. Tooth decay is an infection that seriously damages the structure of your teeth, which is caused primarily because of bacteria. The juice of the apples has properties that can kill up to 80% of bacteria. So there you have it, an apple a day also keeps the dentist away!

7-Protects your brain from brain disease. This is something many people don’t know, and when you consider that your brain makes the person you are, it gives a whole new perspective. Apple has substances called phytonutrients, and these phytonutrients prevents neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson's.

8-Healthier Lungs. A research at the University of Nottingham Research shows that people who eat 5 apples or more per week has lower respiratory problems, including asthma.

9-They taste great! And not only that, they also come in many flavors and colors. Not in a mood for a green apple? Why not get a red one, or a Macintosh! Their taste can vary greatly, but still give you all the apple benefits. Variety is an important element to maintaining your health.

Thanks to Succeed With This for the article, I am now craving an apple.........


Piece by Piece said...

Good advise. Local apples will soon be ripening and will be fresher and cheaper.
I do like a nice crisp one to bite into.
But, apple pie and apple crisp are so yummy, they do not count as being healthy, do they???

Jeanne Ireland said...

I have always known that apples are good for us but not to this extent. Thanks for the info.

Tania @ Out Back said...

With all those benefits, I am glad that I eat an apple a day!

Did you know that it can ease a headache too. I put it to the test one day last week when I had an annoying head ouch. Not a bad one but an annoying one. I ate an apple and within half an hour the headache was gone. Don't know if it was the apple or not, but I will try it out again next time I have a sore head :)

Thanks for the information :)


Piece by Piece said...

In answer to your comment. It is still a mess.
A pole is now in the hole!! the workmen told me they have 40 to install. On my street they have been working mornings only and erect one pole per day. what they do in the p.m. I don't know. If that is the case 5 poles per week = 8 weeks, who wouldn't want a job where you only work?? during the a.m. Starting at 8:00, Timmies at 9:00 for 1/2 hr a cig'y break every once in awhile and done by noon.
When all the poles are in, they need to pull the new wires, and connect them to the houses.
The next task is to remove the old poles, which the workmen indicated could be six (6) months from now.
I don't expect my garden to be back in ship shape until Spring.

Rose said...

What I wouldn't give for a Jonalicious or a Blushing Golden right now....we had the Jonalicious at work...and I finally got Roger to try one two or three years ago and he loves them as much as me. For some reason, seems like we only had apples on them ever two or three years, or else very few. They are not good for pies or cooking really, but who would want to.