Apples present provitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin PP, iron, magnesium, potassium, pectin, phenolic compounds, organic acids and proteins.Useful properties of the fruit used for the treatment and prevention of various diseases.
Apples are rich in quercetin.This flavonoid is widely used for the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
Studies have shown that quercetin helps prevent the development of cancer cells.It strengthens the immune system, reduces inflammation and neutralize carcinogens.
Eating foods rich in flavonoids reduces the risk of lung cancer by 50%.
Apple pectin is used as a treatment for people who have received high doses of radiation.Researchers believe that pectin can bind entering the body of harmful substances such as lead and arsenic, and remove them from the body.
contained in the apple fiber helps reduce cholesterol levels.One medium-sized apple with the skin contains 3.5 grams of fiber, ie,more than 10% of the daily norm.The apple peeled it much less - 2.7%.Therefore, clean the apples need only to those who suffer from acute colitis and chronic enterocolitis.
Insoluble fiber promotes the excretion of cholesterol, which reduces the risk of clogging of blood vessels and the occurrence of heart attacks.Two apples a day reduces cholesterol by 16%, and if we add to it a small or average head of onion and 4 cups of green tea, the risk of a heart attack will drop by 32%.
Insoluble fiber prevents constipation and removes harmful substances from the body, thereby reducing the likelihood of developing colon cancer.
contained in the fruits of chlorogenic acid promotes excretion of oxalic acid, provoking the aggravation of kidney stones and gout.Apples have diuretic effect - help to get rid of the salt deposits and useful in edema of different origin.
Apples - the only fruit that contains tartronic acid, which prevents the transformation of carbohydrates into fat.Therefore, these fruits are especially helpful for weight loss.
Some nutritionists based on this property are advised to periodically carry out the so-called apple fasting days during which to eat up to 1.5 kg of apples, divided into 5-6 receptions.