Apples: Nutritional value
Vitamin B3 | Vitamin C | Vitamin E | Vitamin K | Beta-Carotene | Biotin | Folate | Calcium | Chromium | Iron
Magnesium | Manganese | Phosphorus | Potassium | Zinc ||| Fibre ||| Carbohydrate
• Balances Blood Sugar
• Good for the Heart
• Good for the Skin
• Good for the Brain
• Helps the Digestive System
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. It’s an old proverb, but seeing the many benefits an apple provides through its nutritional value, it could really be true. According to medical studies, apples may really reduce the risk of developing many of the commonest types of cancer. Apples may also protect the brain from damages that could incur neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. The antioxidant compounds quercitin, epicatechin and procyanidin, present in the skin of apples, are thought to be responsible for this protective ability.
The earlier you start putting work into changing your lifestyle to prevent such diseases, the best. Changing how healthy you get nutrition through food has a major impact on the disposition of your to develop diseases or not. Ultimately, it could be in your hands to prevent them.
Finally, apples also have fibre called pectin, that lower high cholesterol levels and regulate digestive function. So… apples are amazing! Go juice them now!
Main reference: Bartimeus, Paula. The Top 100 Healing Foods: 100 Foods to Relieve Common Ailments and Enhance Health and Vitality (The Top 100 Recipes Series). Duncan Baird Publishers, London, 2009.