Apple

This fruit is estimated to come from Central Asia. There are dozens of varieties of apples that have a Latin name Malus domestica of the Rosaceae family.

Apples are usually eaten straight, made a mixed salad, apple juice, apple cider vinegar or chips.

Apples contain carotene, vitamin C and flavonoids. In addition, they also contain potassium, malic acid, tannin and pectin.

Apples have a very low glycemic index. So, it is safe for consumption for diabetics. In addition, apple is also capable of functioning to control the release of insulin excessively.

Consuming apples regularly can help lower blood pressure because of the contents of potassium and fiber.

Pectin in apples is anti-cholesterol because it can bind cholesterol and bile acids to be excreted out of the body. Study shows those who eat apples every day, their LDL cholesterol level was down and the risk of coronary heart disease was reduced by 30%.

Pectin in apples work repairing digestion muscle and help drive the rest of the food to be removed from the body. Pectin when interacting with vitamin C can absorb excess water in the intestine to prevent diarrhea. The fiber contained in apples is able to soften the stool and binds and removes toxins from the intestines.

Quercetin, a phytochemical compound in apple skin, is a potent antioxidant that can inhibit cancer cell growth. This capability had been proven in a study of a number of experimental animals.

The quercetin compound helps reduce oxidation of fat that protects the liver from oxidized damage.

The content of vitamin A in apples is good for eye health.

The contents of vitamin A and C increase endurance, cure influenza and infectious diseases and reduce the risk of asthma.

The content of potassium is a diuretic that can prevent the formation of kidney stones and uric acid crystals.

Apple pectin content in most numerous is in the skin. To obtain the benefits of the apple, the fruit needs to be eaten with the skin. When worrying contaminated pesticides, wash before eating apples with water to dissolve the pesticide.

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