Monday, 16 January 2012

BENEFITS OF APPLE

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away"
This is truly justified by the fact that it has lots and lots of health benefits.
I myself am very fond of apples that has urged me to write about it.
It makes a delicious part of "Chaat" (fruits mixed with spices).
Its sweetness and crunchiness make it loved by everyone !


Coming on to its benefits,
How healthy is an apple??
1. It is rich in vitamins and minerals.
Vitamins such as Vit. A, Vit. B1, Vit. B2, Vit. B6, Vit. C and folate are present. Vit. C is a powerful antioxidant that helps body develop protection against many infections and remove free radicals from the body. B complex vitamins help in metabolism (as co-factors) and synthetic functions in body.
Minerals- Calcium, Magnesium, Potassium, Iron and Zinc are present.
2. It is rich in fibre content, thus helps in digestion.
3. A study says that it helps in lowering cholesterol.
4. Besides these, they are useful cosmetically. Apple pulp on face helps treat acne and on eyelids reduce eye strain.


How to "maintain" its healthiness?
Apples, like other fruits, should be kept inside refrigerator and be eaten within 5-6 weeks. If any apple starts to decay, remove it, else others in touch with it, will also do the same.

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