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All About Apples

Updated on February 16, 2016

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is more than just a proverb. Apples are actually considered as 'miracle foods.' They are widely cultivated and consumed across the globe. There is an abundance of antioxidants, dietary fibers, and flavonoids in apples. Phytonutrients found in apples help lower the risk of disorders such as cancer, heart diseases, diabetes, hypertension.

Apples are one of the most healthy foods to include in your everyday diet. They come in three colors: red, yellow and green but red ones can be found the most in Indian markets Research in the past has also revealed that consumption of apple juice increases the production of neurotransmitter acetylcholine which improves memory and functioning of the brain. Apples boost your immune system and neutralize irritable bowel syndrome thus detoxifying your liver.

So, all in all, apples benefit our health in the following ways:

  • Improve neurological health

  • Prevent dementia

  • Reduce the risk of stroke

  • Reduce the level of bad cholesterol

  • Ward off breast cancer

  • Help fight obesity

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Munching on an apple results into healthier, whiter teeth. Consumption of apples protects you against Parkinson, Alzheimer's, gallstones, cataracts, constipation, and diarrhea.

They contain nutrients such as vitamin C, B-complex vitamins (riboflavin, thiamin, vitamin B-6), calcium, potassium, phosphorus. Although there are no side effects of eating apples, you should always make sure that you do not overdo it.

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