PC. Luis Quiroz Ravines
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" refers to an English saying. It seems that thisfruit is native to the Southwest Asian countries, including Israel. Large diffusers apple in Europe was the Romans who planted apple seeds in each territory they conquered, including England.
The apple is an excellent fruit for health, good for digestion, it is full of vitamins and minerals and it is not surprising that is name it as "queen of fruits".
Healthy properties of the Apple
- 1 Healthy properties of the Apple
This delicious fruit contains very little cholesterol, sodium and fat and various studies show that may be useful in the following cases
Less Risk of cardiovascular accident
As it noted a study for 28 years involved more than 9,000 men who ate apples daily reduced their cardiovascular risk.
Help neurological health
The journal Experimental Biology and Medicine in 2006 showed that the abundant quercetin in apples help to reduce inflammation and oxidation celularpor death.
It may help with Alzheimer's
Studies in mice showed that juice of this fruit increased the production of neurotransmitter acetylcholine essential for the memory.
And is common call to water apple "crazy water" for its remarkable effects for brain health.
Reduce Risk of diabetes
187,000 people who ate three servings a week of apples, blueberries and grapes decreased by 7% the risk of diabetes type 2
The apple is good against obesity
Bioactive compunds fromm apple, in a study in mice affected intestinal bacteria produced by diet in obese mice.
The apple may prevent dementia
In one study, researchers from the Journal of Food Science in 2008 showed the brain benefits of eating apples regularly. This fruit protects neuronal cells against oxidative stress.
Less bad cholesterol
A study conducted at the University of Florida concluded that apple is a "miracle fruit". Women who ate apples daily had 4% more than good cholesterol and 23% less bad cholesterol or LDL.
But the benefits of eating apples goes beyond these known health claims.
Apple reduces 5 types of cancer, study says
Reduce the risk of up to 5 types of cancer eating apples, it is the result of a recent study by the University of Perugia. The researchers found that people who ate an apple a day had a lower risk of tumors of the mouth, intestines, lung, breast and digestive tract than those who rarely or never ate apples
The latest study from the University of Perugia and review of about 40 studies previously revealed that the greatest benefits were found in the prevention of esophageal and stomach cancers, where the risk of cancer was reduced by almost half.
The cases of breast cancer were reduced to one-fifth and the lung by 25%.
It seems that these beneficial obtained is by for the high levels of flavonoids found in apples believed to be protective against heart disease and Cancers.
The scientists concluded that studies demonstrated the protective capacity of the apples in cases of breast cancer, lung, intestine, mouth and digestive tract. They noted however further studies are needed to validate completely the findings of their study which was published in the journal “Public Health”.
The apple is one of the most consumed fruits in the world and could be healthy even eat an apple every day.
NOTE: Luis Quiroz Ravines is a Peruvian journalist specializing in Natural Health, author of an effective treatment to stop hair loss naturally. Learn MORE at: HairLossNaturalSolution.com