Health Benefits of Apple

Posted by on Friday 13 Nov 2009
     

Health benefits of apples are many as they contain several essential minerals and vitamins that contribute to the health and well being of an individual. It is known to be a rich source of vitamins A, B and C, and comprises minerals like calcium, iron, potassium and phosphorus to name a few.

The presence of these minerals makes it an important source of nutrition for people of all age groups; and children, elderly and women specifically. Children are in the stage of growth and development and therefore need calcium and iron for building strong bones, building resistance to infection, boosting immunity, boosting energy levels and stamina. Elderly will also benefit as they suffer from weak bones, brittle bone conditions with passage of time.

The benefits for women are umpteen as women become victims of osteoporosis in the long run and especially after menopause. Women get affected by iron deficiency condition called anemia and eating apples regularly can play a preventive role.

Apple contains essential sugar and is a source of instant energy, making it a beneficial fruit for sports persons and children to consume so that their energy levels do not drop.

It has anti oxidant properties and can guard against blockage of arteries. It can prevent the risk of cardio vascular problems and heart related ailments. It is known to improve the oxygen supply to the brain and body as well.

Apples do not contain too many calories and therefore can be added to your weight management diet. Due to low levels of cholesterol, it helps in cutting down the cholesterol level and preventing obesity.

Apples are valuable for dental care as it helps in removing the food particles and plaque settled in the teeth surface after consuming any meal. It reduces bacterial action and prevents tooth decay. In addition, it strengthens the gums.

Long term health benefits of apples comprise reduced risk of heart disease, prevention of cancer, ailments of the intestinal tract and liver disorder.

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