The A-Z of Apple’s Health Benefits
A basket of sweetango apples
How many times have we heard the old adage? I don’t need to say it because you already know what it is. What we don’t realize is that apples really do play a huge role in a nutritious diet. So much so that I bet a coworker I could find a health for every letter in the alphabet. And I did.
Honestly, apples are so packed with nutrients that it wasn’t very hard to find a benefit for each letter (okay, X was a little difficult). Considering it’s apple season, now is the perfect time to stock up on the staple superfood.
Apple cider vinegar helps reduce and dissolve kidney stones by flushing the system of toxins and minerals that form kidney stones
B-complex vitamins like potassium, phosphorous and calcium help control blood pressure and heart rate
Cleanses and detoxifies the body
Helps you breathe better – a recent study showed that apples are associated with prevent asthma in young children
Improves neurological health — they protect neuron cells and have even been linked aiding in Alzheimer’s prevention
Juice- apple juice can be used to treat skin-related issues like cracked skin and inflammation
Osteoporosis prevention – a study has shown that a flavonoid found in apples called phloridzin may help post menopausal women reduce inflammation and increase bone density
Pectin helps reduce cholesterol levels by lowering insulin
Quercetin is a flavonoid in the apple that supports normal respiratory health and cardiovascular health as well as balanced blood pressure. It also prevents stress
Ulcer prevention – Apples help reduce the risk of a peptic ulcer due to its fiber content.
Vitamin C – an apple contains 14 per cent of your daily intake
XXX – apples have shown to boost sexual pleasure in healthy women due to its polyphenols that stimulate blood flow to the genitalia, causing arousal
Youth – applying apple juice to the skin can help reduce wrinkles