Benefits of Apples

Welcome to the Benefits of an Apple, and not to be confused here with an iPhone or Ipad, but with this delicious God given fruit dating back to Adam and Eve.

There is a well known saying about apples and the doctor, which was originally "eat and apple on going to bed, and you'll keep the doctor from earning his bread." 

So... on this page devoted to the Benefits of Apples we are going to see if there is any truth in this saying.

Let's begin by listing exactly what vitamins Apples are rich in:  A, B, C and K, as well as calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, precious pectin and dietary fiber.

Benefits of Apples for Acid Reflux

Acid reflux occurs when stomach acid rises up into the esophagus and because of the alkalizing minerals calcium, magnesium and potassium contained in apples it is believed that these minerals neutralize this acid by creating an alkaline environment in the stomach and thereby relieving the symptoms of acid reflux.

Benefits of Apples for Reducing the risk of Cardiovascular Disease

Pectin is a soluble dietary fiber found in apples and helps to reduce your risk for cardiovascular disease. 

The pectin binds to cholesterol in the gastrointestinal tract and slows glucose absorption by trapping carbohydrates which also helps in people with diabetes.

Pectin also helps move harmful toxins from the body and is believed to shrink or prevent gallstones.

Apples can help Reduce the risk of Cancer

Antioxidant flavonoids found in apples can limit or prevent oxidation caused by free radicals and help protect the body's tissues against oxidative stress and associated pathologies such as cancers.

So far it appears that "an apple a day can definitely keep the Doctor away."

Benefits of Apples for Constipation

Apples, including the skin, are rich in fiber, and are an easy and tasty way to boost the fiber content of your diet and alleviate constipation.

Benefits of Apples for Sleeping

Vitamin C helps you to sleep better because it helps manage your blood sugar, and apples are a great source of Vitamin C.

This fruit is also a good source of potassium and vitamin B6 which are both an aid for a good night's sleep.

Apples for Stomach Ailments

Apples are a natural detoxifier and will modify the whole intestine by recharging and reactivating the good bacteria within it.

So …. a peeled, finely grated raw apple that has stood for 5 minutes in order to oxidise - that is by turning a brownish color, is the best thing one could take for a stomach ailment.

Benefits of Apples for your Teeth

Apples contain malic and tartaric acid, and eating an apple will strengthen the gum tissue, polish the teeth and revive digestion.

Make sure you are eating organic apples and if you are not sure, wash it carefully in a biodegradable chemical-free produce wash.


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Quick and Easy Apple Pie

Flaky Pastry Ingredients

  • 450g flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 500g cold butter, grated on the coarse side of the grater
  • 1tsp salt
  • 150ml iced water

Method Pastry

Sift the flour with the cream of tartar and the salt.

Rub in the butter lightly.

Mix in the iced water, cutting it in with a dinner knife.

Turn out on a piece of greaseproof paper, lightly form into a ball and refrigerate for about an hour.

Make the Filling

  • Peel, core and thinly slice      8 to 10 large apples. 
  • Cook in a little water with ½ a cup of brown caramel sugar, 3 heaped tablespoons of sultanas and 3 heaped tablespoons of currants.
  • Simmer until the apples are tender and the sultanas are swollen and soft.  
  • Drain off most of the liquid, leaving only about 1 tablespoon with the fruit.

Assemble the Pie

Roll the pastry dough into a rectangle, fold like an envelope and roll again (repeat twice).

Cut a piece to fit a pie dish and add the fruit, cover the top of the pie with a strips of pastry  or cover the whole top of the pie and pinch the edges.

Prick a few holes in for air to escape (if covered completely), brush with beaten egg and bake at 180° for 10 minutes or until golden brown.

Sprinkle the top with castor sugar and serve hot with whipped cream

The information on this site does not constitute medical advice. Always consult with your Health Professional.