The saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is true in every way, as apples are loaded with iron, flavonoids, vitamins K, A, and C, as well as phytochemicals that are said to keep diseases like cancer.
Apples are rich in fiber, which is necessary to facilitate digestion and increase metabolism.
“Free bowel movement is essential for human health. That is why it is advisable to consume the apple with its skin. With a clean digestive tract, various intestinal diseases and discomforts are alleviated. You will also be happier”, shares Noeline Kisakye, nutritionist.
For those who need to watch their weight, green apples are ideal because in addition to being low in fat, they collect fat from the blood vessels.
“This means removing bad cholesterol which is known to clog blood vessels and therefore hinder blood flow. In the end, blows are avoided. Plus, you don’t have to worry about how much you eat because you’re not afraid of how much fat you’re consuming,” shares Chris Mugabe, a fitness and nutrition expert.
Green apples contain a number of minerals such as manganese, copper, iron, copper, and potassium, which are crucial for well-being.
“For example, iron is great for raising oxygen in the blood and increasing metabolic rate,” shares Mugabe.
Due to the presence of phytochemicals, eating green apples means providing your body with antioxidants that help prevent cancer.
“Eating green apples is said to be particularly good at preventing lung cancer. However, the problem is that one must not be a smoker. In addition, antioxidants also help in cell rebuilding and rejuvenation, which translates into healthy, glowing skin,” shares Kisakye.
Green apples are rich in vitamins A, B and C, which are beneficial for the body. For example, vitamin C protects the skin from free radicals that are said to cause skin cancer and helps keep skin glowing.
Seeing that green apples are rich in fiber, their consumption translates into keeping the intestinal tract clean and free of toxins and harmful components. According to Kisakye, other organs that benefit from this cleansing are the kidney and liver, which increases their functionality. In addition to the outward expression of good skin, detoxification translates into a reduced risk of colon cancer.
Like most plants, green apples contain polyphenols that protect the human body against type 2 diabetes.
“They are rich in fiber, which facilitates but slows down digestion. This translates to a slower absorption of fructose, therefore a slower release into the bloodstream. Additionally, green apples have a somewhat low glycemic load and index, which is crucial in helping to reduce the incidence or impact of type 2 diabetes,” says Kisakye.
The idea of losing hair haunts many, but hair-related conditions such as alopecia cannot be thought of. This is because, just like any other cell in the body, hair needs nutrition to grow and stay healthy.
Due to their healthy composition of fiber, minerals, and vitamins, says Kisakye, consuming green apples is healthy for hair. In addition, the presence of antioxidants allows cell regeneration from which the hair benefits.
On an empty stomach. Eating apples first thing in the morning, on an empty stomach, helps to produce healthy cells and thus fight chronic diseases. This is because the antioxidants fight free radicals in the body and the fruit hydrates your body properly.
Try three apples a day. In her book The Three-Apple-a-Day Plan, Tammi Flynn suggested that eating an apple before each meal might help you eat less, since the fiber in apples curbs your appetite.
A study on the effect of fruit consumption on energy intake also agreed with Tammi Flynn’s findings, with an apple before meals filling people up early.