Thanks to its valuable properties, the apple has long taken pride of place in the list of the most useful fruits.
The wild apple tree was known to man before all fruit trees, it began to be cultivated in Asia Minor. From there it was brought to Egypt and Palestine, and later to ancient Greece and Rome.
Two centuries before our era bred more than 25 varieties of apple trees. Apples are currently the most widely consumed fruit in the world.
What is in an apple?
Vitamin Anecessary for normal metabolism, bone formation, restoration of epithelial tissues. It is also a powerful antioxidant and infection-fighting agent. Apples have 50% more vitamin A than oranges.
Vitamin C participates in the synthesis of collagen and procollagen, has anti-inflammatory and antiallergic effects. It regulates blood clotting, normalizes capillary permeability, increases resistance to infections. Some varieties of apples contain ten times more vitamin C than oranges.
Apples also contain B vitaminsnecessary for the body for the normal functioning of the nervous, cardiovascular and digestive systems.
Vitamin G more in apples than in any other fruit. It is essential for normal digestion and growth.
They also contain calciumwhich is essential for the formation of bone mass.
Apple – source of pectin, a substance that reduces the level of bad cholesterol in the blood and promotes weight loss. One unpeeled apple contains 4 g of fiber, of which 2 g is pectin, which is good for the cardiovascular system.
Why is it good to eat apples?
- Possess bactericidal and anti-inflammatory properties. Fresh apples are used in the treatment of infectious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, dysentery, acute and chronic colitis.
- Apples act as a diuretic, choleretic and mild laxative. They are recommended with sluggish digestion, chronic cholecystitis.
- Normalize metabolism. Regular consumption of apples promotes weight loss, as it prevents the transition of carbohydrates into fats. Therefore, apple diets and fasting days are so popular.
- apple tea calms the nervous systemhelps relieve stress.
- Daily consumption of just a couple of apples reduces the level of cholesterol in the blood and the risk of developing atherosclerosis. The effect is achieved due to the presence of ascorbic acid, magnesium salts and pectins.
- Apple pectins interfere with the absorption of many toxic substances. Therefore, they are indispensable for people working in hazardous industries associated with radioactive substances and salts of heavy metals.