Apples are cheap and incredibly healthy fruits that can replace a handful of pills.
Apples are the most popular and cheapest fruits in Ukraine, which are available to us all year round. And in August, the apple season begins, when we can enjoy self-grown fruit. Scientists claim that these modest and inexpensive fruits are extremely useful for health. But as in everything else, you need to know the measure in their use.
Earlier we understood what benefits and harm of pears.
What are the benefits of apples: the best properties of the fruit
Apples contain an impressive amount of vitamins and trace elements. Just one large apple will provide you with a daily dose of vitamins E, B1 and B6, but for this you need to eat it with the skin. After all, the peel of apples is the most useful part of the plant. But there is not so much iron in apples as is commonly believed.
These fruits are rich in complex carbohydrates and fiber, which makes them a great snack between meals. Dietary fibers in the composition of apples improve the work of the gastrointestinal tract and are useful for the microflora.
Red apples are rich in anthocyanins – substances that slow down the aging of the body and improve visual acuity. Green apples contain less sugar and allergens. Quercetin in apples is good for the brain and nerve cells, which is especially important for the elderly. The fruit is rich in pectins, which remove toxins from the body.
Harm of apples and contraindications for use
Apple seeds contain the deadly substance cyanide. Serious poisoning requires a lot of bones, but it is better not to risk it and not eat them at all. People with diseases of the digestive system are recommended to eat apples not raw, but baked. With colitis and flatulence, you can eat apples, but without the skin.
Apples contribute to the formation of dental plaque, so it is advisable to brush your teeth after eating them. Apples are a strong allergen, and children can choke on them.
How many apples can you eat a day?
Apples contain a lot of sugar, especially if they are sweet varieties. In order not to exceed the daily sugar limit, it is recommended to eat no more than four medium apples. If you eat more apples, you need to eat less sweets.
You may also be interested in news: