Interesting facts about apples

Interesting facts about apples
 

Apples are one of the most popular fruits that you can find almost everywhere in the world. But did you know that apples are not just tasty but also very beneficial? Here are a few interesting facts about them.

Apples prolong life

After analyzing 25 000 people from 49 to 79 yearsold, researchers from the University of Cambridge concluded that if you eat one apple a day, you can prolong your life by 3 years. These fruits rich in fiber and pectin. Pectin is a natural polymer that absorbs harmful substances (radioactive substances, heavy metals, cholesterol) and removes them from the body. It cleanses intestines and restores microflora, purifies the blood and strengthens the immune system. All this is very important in adding some extra years of life.

Apple protect against cancer

It has been proved that apples have extremely high amount of antioxidants that neutralize effects of free radicals. Apples also contain triterpenoids, organic compounds that block cancer cell growth in mammary glands, liver, and colon.

Apples prevent heart disease

Researchers at the University of Florida have checked a group of women (45 to 65 years old) for one year. They were eating 75 grams of dried apples every day and regularly gave blood cholesterol tests. After 6 months they have reduced the level of bad cholesterol by 23%. In addition, each of them lost about 1.5 kg.

Apples relieve digestive tract diseases

Fiber stimulates bowel function and supports microflora as well as helps to combat constipation. Organic acids contribute to a better absorption of food, and they are also very important to maintain healthy intestinal microflora.

 

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