Monday, 23 September 2013

Deliciously healthy ( Apple health benefits)

For many years it has been claimed that an apple is the greatest, most healthiest fruit one could ever eat today we look at the reasons why  its the best and why we need it to keep our bodies healthy.

Low in cholesterol

A medium sized apple has about 5 grams of fiber and most of this fiber is good fiber called pectin. Pectin has low levels of bad cholesterol therefore it blocks the absorption of cholesterol  by lowering insulin secretion and helps the body use it rather than store it.

Curbs Cancer

Apples are loaded with flavonol and triterpenoids these are compounds which have potent anti-growth activities against cancer cells.

May keep you slim

The  ursolic acid  found in the peel of an apple aids the body to burn calories and increases muscle. The  quercetin ( which is an antioxidant) can help boost your immune system. The fiber keeps you fuller for longer.

Good for your brain

Apples help the body produce acetylcholine which helps with memory.

Brightness, Lightness and tightness your skin

Red apples are loaded with collagen and elasticity properties which will help your skin remain youthful forever.

Restores your hair :)

A compound called procyanidin B-2  found in the apple helps your hair stay stronger.

Healthy teeth

Chewing an apple stimulates the production of saliva therefore decreasing the level of bactria and reduces teeth decay.