Wednesday, September 7, 2011

An Apple a Day..

Health Benefits 
  1. Apple is a rich source of flavonoid and polyphenols both are powerful antioxidant.
  2. Study shown that by eating 100g of apple can give an antioxidant effect that equal to taking about1,500mg of vitamin C.
  3. Apple contain a large amount of minerals and vitamins that can strengthen the blood.
  4. Apple contain malic acid and tartaric acid, that can help prevent disturbances of the liver and digestion.
  5. Apple cider vinegar when used as beverage can help to prevent the formation of kidney stone.
  6. The skin of Apple contain pectin that can help remove toxic substances from the system by supplying galacturonic acid.
  7. Pectin helps prevent protein matter in the intestine from spoiling

Health Tips

  • For people who suffer from gout and rheumatism, eat apple regularly because it will aid healing
  • Eating 2 apples a day will reduce your cholesterol level up to 10 %
  • Drinking an apple juice, 3 times a day, is said to prevent virus from settling in the body.
  • Another benefit of apple is for those who have problem with their stomach. If you have problem with indigestion, eat apples before meals.
  • Grated apple, when mixed with live yogurt may be helpful in cases of diarrhea.

How to Choose Good Apple

  • Never buy apples that have not been kept cold since they can be over-ripe in a few days.
  • Apples should be hard. If you can dent an apple with your finger, do not buy it.
  • Keep your apples refrigerated. If not, it will decay fast.
  • To prevent browning, rub the cut surfaces with a mixture of lemon juice and water.
  • Canadian researchers analyzing eight popular varieties found that the old standby, Red Delicious, and an apple called Northern Spy contain more disease-fighting antioxidants in their skin and flesh than any other studied. In English this means red apples are better than other apples.

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