As one of the most cultivated and consumed fruits in the world, apples are continuously being praised as a “miracle food”. Apple id extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber.
Reducing your risk of stroke
A study involving 9,208 men and women showed that those who ate the most apples over a 28-year period had the lowest risk for stroke.The researchers concluded that the intake of apples is related to a decreased risk of thrombotic stroke.
Reducing your risk of diabetes
Apple could also help lower your risk of diabetes. A study involving 187,382 people found that people who ate three servings per week of apples, grapes, raisins, blueberries or pears had a 7% lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes compared to those who did not.
Apples May Be Good for Weight Loss
Apples are high in fiber and water — two qualities that make them filling.
In one study, people who ate apple slices before a meal felt fuller than those who consumed applesauce, apple juice, or no apple products
In the same study, those who started their meal with apple slices also ate an average of 200 fewer calories than those who didn’t.
Apples Helps Relieve Constipation and Diarrhoea
The high concentration of pectin fibre not only aids digestion but also regulates smoother bowel movements. According to the book ‘Healing Foods’, “Pectin has an amphoteric action. Paradoxically, it can prove relief from both constipation and diarrhoea depending on the body’s needs.”
As Apple is available abundantly this season of the year. Let’s make the most of it by including this miracle food in our daily diet. Supermarkets may coat the apples with wax to give it a shine. Hence, it is recommended that you wash your apple thoroughly before having.