January 21, 2016

Throw Back Thursday: An Apple A Day...

This photo of Matthew is taken two years ago. Apples, together with grapes, are his favorite fruits which make him healthy with a natural glow.

An Apple a Day

According to saying, "An apple a day, keeps the doctor away." Is this true?

Here are some of the benefits that an apple can give:

Digestive Health
Apples are high in soluble fiber that helps reduce digestive problems like diverticulitis, hemorrhoids ,and even cancer.

Sugar and Cholesterol Level
Apple pectin aids in controlling insulin level by slowly releasing sugar into the bloodstream. Lowering the level of insulin can also decrease the level of cholesterol.

Some research revealed that eating, at least, five apples weekly can reduce the possibility of having a respiratory illness like asthma. In Chinese medicine, apples are claimed to lessen mucus and lubricates the lungs.

Cardiovascular and Kidney
Apples are a good source of potassium which helps in boosting heart health. Furthermore, research showed that adding apples in daily food intake lowers the risk of skin disease while apple cider vinegar aids in inhibiting the formation of kidney stones.

Apples contain low level of calories (about 50-80), no fat and sodium making it good for weight-loss. In some studies, women that had an apple before meal reduce more weight compared to those who haven't.

Apples also help in detoxification and cleansing which help in eradicating heavy metals like lead and mercury.

Apples contain high level of vitamin C, A and flavonoids and low phosphorous, iron and calcium content.

With the benefits above, I think apples can really keep a doctor away.