Apple fruit is much liked by people. The taste is sweet and fresh might be the main factor why the fruit of this tune a lot of people. However, most people probably do not know about the benefits of apples for his body. Want to know what are the benefits of apples for the body? Let's look together ...
Benefits of apples for the body are as follows:
Lose Weight, Make Quick Satiety and Disease Control Diabetes
Apples are great to use as a favorite fruit for the diet to lose weight. Apples have a low fat content but the existing fiber in apples is very high, this fiber will help you feel full faster. There are many health benefits for apple fruit.
When we are hungry is actually happening is the emergence of gastric stimulation. Diperintahkah brain to immediately seek food and fill the empty stomach by the stomach earlier. If the stomach has been filled then naturally we will feel a sense of satiety and food intake will immediately cease.
Pectin can form a gel in the intestine so that food waste time required to move from the mouth to the anus become longer and a person feel full longer. In addition, he is also able to slow the entry of glucose from the digestion of carbohydrates into your bloodstream so it can control diabetes.
Apples are packed with five grams of fiber that is able to meet 20 percent of the value of our daily nutritional intake. Crunchy texture of the fruit that could force the mother to try to chew. This activity is useful as a replacement for facial gymnastics. In addition, a natural sweetener in apple were able to enter the bloodstream gradually, helps maintain blood sugar and insulin levels stable so you feel full longer.
Content of Cholesterol Lowering
Get used to eating an apple (large size) every day can lower cholesterol and 8-11 percent reduction in cholesterol levels could reach 16 percent if you eat two apples a day. A study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine (2003) revealed the consumption of fiber (like apples) can help prevent heart disease. In this study, nearly 10,000 people sampled and followed for 19 years. In that time found 1843 people suffer from coronary heart disease (coronary heart disease = CHD) and 3762 people suffering from cardiovascular disease (CVD = cardiovascular disease).
Those who consumed 21 g fiber / day the risk is 12 percent less likely to suffer from CHD and lower 11persen to suffer from CVD, compared to eating fiber 5 g / day.
Thanks to two key components, pectin (a type of fiber) and polyphenols (powerful antioxidants), Apple can take to reduce blood cholesterol levels and prevents oxidation of LDL ("bad") cholesterol, a chemical process that converts into plaque clogging the artery.
The trick to maximize its benefits, do not throw away the peel, apple skin has two to six times the antioxidant compounds such as meat.
Dusk at the age of preventing senile and Alzheimer's
Maybe because they increase the production of acetylcholine, a chemical that transmits messages between nerve cells, so the content of apples is able to maintain the sharpness of the brain as you age, increase memory, and potentially reduce the chances of getting Alzheimer's disease.
A study on mice at Cornell University found that the quercetin in apples may protect brain cells from free radical damage types that can cause Alzheimer's disease.
Protect the Lung and Asthma Prevention
Based on research developed from the United Kingdom states, women who eat apples regularly during pregnancy may provide health benefits to the baby to be borne.
In addition, the consumption of apples can prevent children developing asthma when he reached five years. It also can protect the lungs of adults, lowering the risk of asthma, lung cancer and other diseases.
Several research reports have shown that some compounds in the fruit juicy and crisp flesh is capable of killing the cancer cell growth. However, the properties will work best if the fruit is consumed as a whole.
People who chew more than one day more, low-risk cancer, from cancer of the mouth, esophagus, colon, breast, ovarian, prostate, and others. Researchers estimate that those who eat apples regularly can prevent this deadly disease 42 percent.
Several types of diabetes can be cured it, by eating an apple every day, for about 3-4 months. Existing content in apples serves to restore the function of the pancreas to produce insulin. In the case of diabetes, impaired performance and the pancreas can not produce insulin properly (it is not producing at all). For those who are lazy or do not like to eat apples, can be replaced by drinking apple cider vinegar (apple cidder) regularly. Apple cider vinegar is usually available in supermarkets and pharmacies. Eat apples to chew preferred way because the process of chewing occurred stimulate some glands in the mouth area.
For those who are still healthy, to prevent diabetes, improve diet, especially do not eat food or drink / syrup that contains artificial sweeteners, artificial sweeteners because it is what triggers the destruction of the pancreas, while consuming a natural sweetener (sugar cane, etc.) have high levels of a smaller risk.
Reducing the Risk of Stroke
Potassium is a mineral that works to improve the regularity of heart rate, activating muscle contractions, regulate the delivery of nutrients to the cells, control fluid balance in the body's tissues and cells, and helps regulate blood pressure. According to the study, one serving of apples can reduce the risk of stroke by 40%.
Reducing Risk of Heart Attack
Pectin can also bind to various substances, including cholesterol, and reduce the absorption from the intestinal tract. This form of fiber can lower blood cholesterol levels. According to the study, levels of pectin in apples may lower LDL cholesterol content by 10% and reduced total cholesterol, HDL by 20%, which are both a cause of heart attacks.
Current coronary heart disease the leading killer disease in many countries, including Indonesia. According to WHO (1999), 25 percent of deaths in Indonesia caused by heart disease and stroke. Heart disease is no longer the monopoly of the upper economic classes. Those who live by subsistence economy also should be aware of heart disease.
Heart disease risk factors is complex. Habit of eating a food high in cholesterol should be observed every person. As we know that there are food sources of cholesterol that's cheap and delicious, such as organ meats, so that the public preferred the lower classes. A variety of traditional dishes with offal raw material consumption should be limited.
Cholesterol levels in plasma can be positively correlated with the formation of atherosclerosis. To reduce the risk of atherosclerosis, we have suggested total240 cholesterol mg / dl and LDL cholesterol> 160 mg / dl.
Atherosclerosis is defined as a degenerative disorder of the blood vessels characterized the thickening of vessel wall tissue filled with lipids, complex carbohydrates, blood products and fibrous tissue. Atherosclerosis causes the blood vessels become narrower and less elastic so that its function as a place of impaired blood flow. As a result, the cells that surround blood vessels are damaged and malfunctioning due to lack of nutritional elements. This can occur in cardiac or brain causing heart attack or stroke.
Prevention of Lung Cancer - According to a study of 10,000 people, those who ate the most apples had 50 percent lower risk of developing cancer of the lung. The researchers believe this is due to high levels of flavonoids quercetin and naringin in apples.
Breast Cancer Prevention - A Cornell University study found that rats who ate one apple per day reduced the risk of breast cancer by 17 percent. Rats fed three apples per day reduced their risk by 39 percent and six apples per day reduced their risk by 44 percent.
Colon Cancer Prevention - One study found that mice given the extract from apple skins had a 43 percent lower risk of colon cancer. Other studies have shown that the pectin in apples reduces the risk of colon cancer and helps maintain a healthy digestive tract.
Prevention of Liver Cancer - Studies have found that mice given the extract from apple skins had a 57 percent lower risk of liver cancer.
Protects from Metabolic Syndrome
People who frequently eat apples less likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome, the symptoms associated with an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes.
The researchers who analyzed data on the National Health and Nutrition Examination Study (NHANES), found that people who frequently eat apples in any form during the day 27 percent more likely to have symptoms of metabolic syndrome compared with those without.
Apple eaters also had higher C-reactive protein is lower, which is a marker of inflammation in the blood that indicate an increased risk of heart disease and diabetes.
Improve Endurance Body
Eating an apple before a workout can increase your exercise endurance. Apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin which helps enhance durability by making more oxygen available to the lungs.
Crisp taste apples can help remove the sticky material on the teeth, as well as trigger salivation, so as to clean the teeth.
Apples contain high antioxidant, anti-oxidants may also help lower bad cholesterol, lower bad cholesterol, it will Melindungin you from heart disease.
French researchers found that the flavanoid called phloridzin that is found only in apples may protect post-menopausal women from osteoporosis and may also increase bone density. Boron, another ingredient in apples, also strengthens the bones.
One recent study showed that children with asthma who drank apple juice every day can reduce the suffering from asthma than children who drank apple juice only once per month. Another study showed that children born to mothers who ate the most apples during pregnancy have lower rates of asthma than children whose mothers ate fewer apples.
Many contain organic acids that serve as neutralizing toxins, anti cancer, helps the body's metabolism and reduce sugar levels increase when the breakdown of carbohydrates.