BENEFITS OF APPLE: HEALTH BENEFITS, SKIN BENEFITS
Health Benefits of Apple:
- Digestion: - Regular consumption of apples ensures smooth bowel movements. It helps in curing diarrhoea and constipation. It stimulates the release of gastric and digestive juices. Apples contain compounds that may help protect the stomach lining from injury due to NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) painkillers.
- Digestive Health: - It promotes the growth of good bacteria present in the colon. They improve health by maximising nutrient uptake and eliminating harmful bacteria and toxins.They improve the functioning of the bacteria living in the gut.They also help in haemorrhoids.
- Cancer Prevention: - They help to reduce pancreatic cancer up to 23%. It also helps in minimising the risk of breast cancer. It can reduce the number and size of mammary tumours in rats.
- Asthma Prevention: - They contain anti-inflammatory compounds which help in fighting with asthma.
- Cardiovascular diseases: - Apples help in converting the fat into lower cholesterol level. It can reduce the inflammation of blood vessels. It helps in lowering the blood pressure and act as an antioxidant.
- Anaemia: - Apples are the rich source of iron. Iron is required by RBC for the formation of haemoglobin. Thus, proper oxygenation is provided to all the body organs.
- Diabetes: - They lower the risk of Type 2 Diabetes. The polyphenols present lower glucose absorption in our digestive tract. They stimulate the release of insulin from our pancreas.
- Oral care: - Its antibacterial properties restrict the growth of bacteria in the gums. Thus, avoiding dental caries. Bacteria mostly grow in acidic medium. Apple stimulates the secretion of saliva. Thus, maintaining alkalinity.
- Immune System: - Due to its detoxification properties, it helps in improving the immune system.
- Weight loss: - They reduce appetite and overeating. An Apple doesn’t add up many calories after eating. They speed up our metabolism by burning the calories quickly.
- Promotion of Bone Health: - People who eat apples lose less calcium from bones as compared to others.Thus, preventing the bone mass.
- Protection of brain at old age: - At old age, brain is prone to 2 diseases
A. Alzheimer’s- It occurs due to the formation of free radical in the brain causing paralysis. The antioxidants, present in apple degenerate this activity.
B. Parkinson’s disease: - Apple reduces the breakdown of dopamine-producing nerve cells.
- Rheumatism: - Apple reduce rheumatoid condition, inflammatory conditions and they aid as the healing process.
- Eye Disorders: - As they contain Vitamin A, they help in treating night blindness. Due to the presence of antioxidants, they help to reduce the conditions of cataract, glaucoma, etc.
Skin Benefits of Apples:
Skin Care: - The mixture of apple and honey makes the skin glow. That is why many beauty products like face mask, scrubs and face washes are made.