Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids, and dietary fiber.
The following health benefits are associated with eating apples:
- Weight loss:
Many health problems such as heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes are associated with being overweight. To manage your weight and improve your overall health, it is recommended to consume a fiber rich diet as it will fill your stomach without increasing the overall amount of calorie intake.
- Helps to detoxify the liver:
We are constantly consuming toxins, be it from food or drinks, and your liver is responsible for clearing these toxins out of the body. An apple can help detoxify your liver.
- Boosts your immune system:
Red apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin. Quercetin can help boost and fortify your immune system, especially when you are stressed out. Quercetin also aids in endurance by making oxygen more available to the lungs.
- Helps keep teeth healthier:
An apple will not replace your toothbrush, but biting and chewing an apple stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth, reducing tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria.
- Reduces cholesterol
The soluble fiber found in apples binds with fats in the intestine, which translates into lower cholesterol levels that are good for your health.