5 Top Health Benefits of Apples

Apples in a basket

An apple a day really does keep the doctor — and dentist, away. Just one a day, or at least 5 a week, will help you get the full benefits of this common fruit. One apple has only 100 calories or less, 5 grams of fiber, no sodium or fat and are 5% protein. The skin contains many of the vitamins and other nutrients properties, so enjoy your apples unpeeled.

Vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
The vitamin C in apples strengthens your immune system. Apples also contain vitamin A, potassium, and small amounts of phosphorus, iron, and calcium. The flavonoids and antioxidants contained in apples make them an even greater nutritional bargain.

Generous amounts of fiber in apples rewards your body in a number of ways. It decreases bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the good cholesterol (HDL) level. Fiber is helpful for intestinal disorders, such as IBS. The soluble fiber may help prevent against heart disorders and diabetes. It decreases build-up in the arteries and slows sugar spikes in the bloodstream. It’s also good for weight control or loss. When you crave sweets, grab an apple instead; the fiber helps you feel full and can prevent overeating.

Quercetin, a flavonoid found in apples (and other fruits and vegetables), may possibly reduce the risk of many different types of cancers. Quercetin helps respiratory issues, like asthma, by clearing and relaxing the lungs allowing more oxygen in.

Granny Smith apples

Apples help cleanse your body of toxins inside and out. They’re known to clear out heavy metals, such as lead and mercury. Staying hydrated is important, and apples quench your thirst and increase body fluids. They also neutralize free radicals.

Eating apples activate saliva, which kills up the 80% of the bacteria in your mouth, preventing tooth decay and keeping them white. Vitamin C helps with bleeding gums.

For more tips on plant-based nutrition, make sure to browse VegKitchen’s Nutrition page.

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12 comments on “5 Top Health Benefits of Apples

  1. Samantha Lopez

    Great article! Could use some sources for the facts stated here. Are they somewhere on this page?

  2. John

    I knew apples were healthy, but I didn’t know all these benefits. Very Good info, thanks for sharing it with us.

  3. Lorry

    Great post! More reasons to love apple now. Honestly, some of these are very new to me. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  4. رژیم غذایی

    carrot juice mixed with other juices can provide a great variety of tasteful juice combinations, but there is nothing wrong with the smell of carrot juice itself, at least as far as I am concerned.

  5. Anuj Kumar

    Very nice and informative article, we all know that mango is the king of all fruits but apple has more health benifits then mango according to me apple should be the king of fruits because it has various health benefits like it boost our immune system and help fight with various deseases. you can find apple manufacturers and suppliers business listings at : http://www.exportersindia.com/indian-suppliers/apple.htm.

  6. pavan

    Hello Rachael,
    Apples are the best fruit in the world.It is said THAT “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”.Almost all the people like apple .
    Apple consists of many minerals and it is very useful for the heart.
    There are many diseases which we can keep at a distance by eating apples.
    It is said apple can prevent cancer and it can cure depression as well.
    Thank you,
    Have a nice day.

  7. Maira

    Weight control is one of the best things apple can do. I am quite impressed with other benefits mentioned within this article. Thanks for sharing.

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