5 Reasons Why We Absolutely Adore Apples
- Ria Baidya
Updated : January 20, 2022 05:01 IST
An apple a day can keep us happy all the way.
From our childhood itself we are injected with the idea that apples are good for our health and it is indeed true. Apple is a global favourite which is cultivated and consumed everywhere. The juiciness of the apple with a little crunch has a fan in us for sure. We love to add it to our salads, smoothies, pies or desserts and the results are almost, always, phenomenal. Apple is truly an all-rounder, as it is also a repository of benefits. They are packed with nutrients, fibre, minerals and vitamins that are good for your overall health, besides being rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Here's a list of 5 amazing benefits of apples that you should know about. We also have five of our best apple recipes to share with you.
1. Good For Digestion
Apple is bestowed with bioactive compounds that may help promote healthful gut-bacteria. These bacteria are important for several bodily functions like boosting immunity and facilitating disgestion. Due to the abundance of fibre in the apple, it improves the bowel movements which also does wonders for your digestive system.
2. Boost Immunity
Apple is enriched with vitamin C, which may help to bolster immunity and provide protective effects against pathogens and guarding against oxidative stress.
3. Healthy Weight Loss
Apples are filled with dietary fibre. This helps you feel full for longer, keeping you satiated and less likely to overeat. A medium size apple only contains 95 calories. Now you know what to eat, when those sweet cravings hit you.
4. Healthy Bones
Apples are also good for bones as they contain nutrients like phosphorus, calcium and a fair amount of boron which may help in bone health and development. A medium size apple contains 20mg of phosphorus and 11 mg of calcium.
5. Diabetes Control
It’s a common misconception that people with diabetes can’t eat fruits like apples. But according to various studies, eating apples in moderation can help slow the absorption of sugar into the bloodstream and may improve blood sugar levels in the body.
What are you waiting for? Stop thinking, start crunching.