An Amazing Apple!!


We all are well-versed with the proverb ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’. So here are some facts to support this saying. Apples are jam-packed with antioxidants, these compound prevent and protect from the cellular damage, and also have soluble fibre – pectin.

To a great extent the it protects our nervous system, it has been observed that people on apple-enhanced diet are led likely to develop Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s, higher levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and good amounts of  antioxidants which fight off the cell damaging free radicals. Even various cancers can be successfully delayed or even be prevented; the flavonol content of the apples has significantly lower pancreatic cancer. Even peel is loaded with nutrients, triterpenoids functioning against cancer cells in the liver, colon and breast. 

It has a protective effect on our lipid profile and also the blood glucose levels.  The soluble fibre found in apples bind to the fat in intestines and aid in eliminating them, thus lowering the cholesterol levels. Not just cholesterol levels this fibre – pectin also cuts down the blood glucose levels, thus reducing the incidence of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Once the lipid profile is within the limits, our heart feels healthier! Retarding the pace of lipid build-up in the arteries and saving from the silent death by heart attack. Gall stones are yet another issue arising with high cholesterol levels, which can be combated with apples!!

-Koya Satyasri