Most of us know about beneficial properties apples have, starting with many different vitamins, minerals and other beneficial substances. Fresher the apples are more health benefits they pose. Even if apples been stored for some time they still contain many healthy benefits, just not quite as much as when they are fresh. Having one medium or large apple a day is equation to 1 of your 5 a day.
Did you know that apples satisfy hunger more, than any other fruit and they contain rather small amount of calories. I actually discovered this just know, If you knew it already well done! Because of rather low-calorie amount, having an apple every time you crave for unhealthy snacks, will help you to lose weight and certainly help to contain your body in good shape.
Apples are good source of fiber with 4 grams of fiber for every 100 grams of apple. According to Huffingtonpost.com, products which contain anywhere from 3 -5 grams of fiber, for every 100 grams of products is considered to be pretty good source of fiber. Fiber is known as very important part for gastrointestinal to function normally. Once fiber gets to the stomach itself, insoluble fiber don’t decompose and it isn’t absorbed by body. Fiber basically passes true stomach unattached, so to speak. However, what insoluble fiber does is, it helps processed food, to move true the guts and eliminates constipation formation. Fiber, found in apples also delays the time frame for body to absorb fat and sugar, therefore significantly delaying the possibility of cholesterol setting in blood vessels. Fiber sucks in water and swells up in size while it’s in gastrointestinal tract, which is the reason behind heightened feeling of filled stomach after eating an apple.
Some other benefits of consuming apples are;
Apples contain a lot of vitamin C, which strengthens immune system and obviously lowers the risk to catch a cold during autumn and winter time.
Apples contain antioxidants which protect cells from oxidation damage, don’t let cancer to form, delays growth of cancer and initiate cancer cell death.
Apples has one of the highest antioxidant potentials, biologically active substances apple contains guards cells from oxidative damages. Regular use of apples significantly decreases the risk of langue and gut cancer.
Apples contain vitamins A, B group vitamins, calcium, iron and magnesium. As I mentioned earlier it’s healthier to eat fresh apples if you got such a chance, as fresh apples contains the most of the vitamins and other beneficial contents.