Benefits of Apple
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🍎🍏Apples are rich in quercetin and pectin, both of which are credited for supplying apples with their health benefits.
🍏🍎Quercetin is a flavonoid, a type of naturally occurring plant chemical that has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Pectin is a type of soluble fiber that may help prevent constipation and have a modest effect on lowering LDL, the “bad” cholesterol. Pectin is also fermented by beneficial bacteria in the colon, which produces short chain fatty acids that may play a role in the prevention of chronic diseases, including certain cancers and bowel disorders.
❤️🍎 Overall research shows a benefit when adding apples to the diet. Some of them are,
Animal studies have shown that plant chemicals, particularly in the apple peel, combined with pectin fiber can help to protect against free radical damage in the heart and blood vessels and have cholesterol-lowering effects.
💡Type 2 Diabetes:
The antioxidant effect of flavonoids in apples may protect cells from damage in the pancreas, an organ responsible for secreting insulin in response to extra sugar in the blood. Those who eat one or more apples a day had a 28% lower risk of type 2 diabetes
The fibers in apples can slow digestion, helping one to feel greater satisfaction after eating.
The phytochemicals and fiber in apples have antioxidant effects that may protect a cell’s DNA from oxidative damage, which is a precursor to cancer.