Health in apples
Apple is one of the best known and most widespread fruit. Nowadays, almost everyone enjoys them. Since ancient times, was known beneficial effect of apples on health and it is confirmed by the English proverb An apple a day keeps the doctor away.). Apples contain nutrients such as unsaturated fats, minerals and vitamins, but in fact have a very low energy value. Except that we are fed up, they are very juicy and turn off the thirst. Apples are full of fiber, vitamins A, C, E, B1, B2, B6, beta-carotene, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium and iron. They’re high in bioflavonoids – anthocyanins that are found in the skin and some types of apple gives red color. That is why it is recommended to eat apples with peel. Apple hides a serotonin, the hormone of happiness, and makes us happier more than a chocolate. It is now known that apple, because of its healthy ingredients, has a positive effect on the immune system, weight loss, liver, kidney and gallbladder, digestion, heart and blood vessels, dental health and oral cavity, preventing several types of cancer, protects against bacteria and viruses, helps with stress, fatigue and insomnia. Apples can be eaten in many ways, most often we eat them raw, but we can also bake or cook them, dry, squeeze the juice, use as an ingredient in cakes, marmalades and jams, and it is also very healthy to consume them as a vinegar. Apple vinegar is obtained by fermenting apple juice, it is used in salads or as a healthy drink mixed with honey and water. It is recommended to eat apples half an hour before or after meals.
There are many types of apples, but these five are the most famous and the most recommended: Granny Smith – sour green apples, full of dietary fibers and polyphenols, it is recommended when you want to take off the extra pounds; Gala – sweet red apple, full of flavonoids – powerful antioxidant, it prevents inflammation; Fuji – sweet red apple, full of bioflavonoids, it is recommended for inflammation, Macintosh – cute red and green apple, its peel contains ursolic acid, which reduces the amount of blood sugar and cholesterol balance; Junagold – sweet and sour red-yellow apple, full of pectin – a soluble fiber that lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.