22/10/2015 10:8

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King of Fruits: Facts about Apples Most People Don’t Know

Apple, also known as the king of fruits, is one of the most common foods we eat. Everyone knows that apples are good for one’s health. Here are the most essential properties of this fruit from the Avocadolist:

  • Each apple contains about 95 calories.

  • There are 7,500 varieties of apples, one third of which grows in the USA.

  • Losing weight is easy. Apples help to prevent obesity by increasing calorie output.

  • Apples are good for your heart. An average-sized apple contains 4 g of fibre, the half of which is made up of pectin – an essential chemical for healthy cardiovascular system.

  • Medicine for digestive disorders. Apples protect the intestines from some pathogenic bacteria. Doctors always recommend eating apples daily in case of slow digestion.

  • People employed in hazardous industries must eat apples on a regular basis, since apples prevent absorption of toxic substances into blood.

  • According to scientists, one must eat a few apples a day to have an effect on one’s health.

  • Apples help to stay young. They contain flavonoids and polyphenols, which slow down oxidation processes in human body. These elements have an anti-aging effect and contribute to cardiovascular health.

Now you know how good apples are for your health. But take it easy! Allergic reactions to apples do occur.

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