Magic power of apples

Magic power of apples
 

It seems that we know everything about apples. They have lots of vitamins, little calories, have a good taste, most of people like them. English even have a saying: “Apple a day keeps doctor away.” Scientists claim that each person should eat 48 kilos of apples per year.

Apples are known to protect from many diseases. They are especially useful for smokers. It helps your lungs to work better because of the amount of antioxidants they contain. Antioxidants protect lungs from cigarette smokes and other dangerous substances that are in the air.

Apples are beneficial for those who suffer from heart or cerebral blood vessels diseases. It has been proved that apples help to stop brain cell loss and prevent from Alzheimer’s disease. Apples contain powerful antioxidants that prevent cell damage. The researchers compared effects of free radicals in cells saturated with quercetin which is found in apples and with vitamin C. It appears that quercetin protects cells better than vitamin C. Most of it is found in fresh apples, especially in the red ones. If you don’t like apples, you should be eating more cranberries, blueberries and onions – they also are a good source of quercetin.

Apples are not only useful for you health but for your beauty as well. They contain potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron) and vitamins (C and E, carotene, B1, B2, B6, PP, folic acid) that help to maintain beautiful skin.

You can even make masks for your skin from apples. A mask of grated apples is a good way to moisturize your skin. For dry skin it is recommended to apply oil before applying grated apple. For normal skin, mix grated apple with a spoon of sour cream, apply to your skin, leave for 20 minutes and wash it off with warm water. For oily skin, mix grated apple with one egg white.

 

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