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 an 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.

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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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