7.10.15

A for Apple

Apple Pie Cake, anyone?

"An Apple a day keeps the doctor away." This is an age old wisdom that every child would have learnt in his school. However, do you know the many health benefits behind this modest fruit besides knowing it tastes sweet and crunchy?

According to research study, consuming one to two apples a day will reduce the risk of heart disease. This study shows that daily apple consumption may help to lower cholesterol levels and two markers associated with plaques and inflammation in artery walls. If you are interested to read more about this, you may visit this site.

Not only does eating an apple reaps tons of health benefits, the scent of green apples was found to relieve migraines too. Read about the research through this link.

Apple contains Vitamin A, B1, B2, B3, B6, B9 and C. It also contains Fibre, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorous, Potassium and Zinc. To learn more about the good stuff found in an apple, visit this site.

For those into traditional chinese medicine, the apple helps to balance the lungs and intestines. It will also aid in detoxing your livers after a night of drinking. 

The humble Apple was also on the recent news due to its involvement with the "Dirty Dozen". Nope, I'm not referring to any fruits hooligans. The Dirty Dozen refers to a group of fruits and vegetables most contaminated by pesticide use. More information is available on this site. Therefore, to avoid introducing excessive pesticides into your diet while continuing to enjoy your apples, you are advised to purchase organic apples.

Hope you enjoyed my little post about Apples. Eat wisely, live healthy!

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