The benefits and harms of Apples

Apples - a juicy, indehiscent fruit apple. There are quite a few different varieties of apples. This fruit is recognized as a unique and the most popular, because it can be purchased at any time of the year. Apples come in strife shape, diameter, size, weight and color. All of these factors depend on the ripeness of the fruit, their variety and place of growth.

Apples are grown almost all over the world and are quite common in the wild. apple taste, too, can be different, grown sweet, semi-sweet and sour apples. In Russia on August nineteenth all Orthodox celebrate Apple Spas. Just at this time, most varieties of apples ripen fully. In this Apples holiday illuminate the church, and only from that day they begin to eat.

Properties of apples

Composition of apples is extremely varied. They contain extremely high amounts of vitamins, among which are particularly valuable group B, C, A, E, F, H, PP, K. Among the minerals present in apples include: magnesium, potassium, rubidium, phosphorus, nickel, sodium, copper , magnesium, iron, zinc, sulfur, manganese, chromium, molybdenum, iodine, fluorine, aluminum, vanadium, boron and others. In addition, the apples are flovonoidy, unsaturated fatty acids, carbohydrates, dietary fibers, monosaccharides, disaccharides, proteins and other nutrients.

The average weight of an apple is one hundred and sixty grams. Energy value is as follows: carbohydrates - almost ten grams, fat - 0.4 grams, protein - 0.4 grams, too. Calorie content of apples is not particularly high and is about forty-seven hundred kilocalories per gram of product.

Benefits of apples

With apples, you can normalize the digestive system and gastrointestinal tract. Just a few pieces of apples will increase your appetite and eliminate constipation. Because of chlorogenic acid to normal activity of the liver, and excreted excess oxalic acid.

It is proved that apples help lower blood cholesterol, reducing the risk of heart attack by preventing the clogging of blood vessels. Enjoy apples inflammatory and antibacterial effects. Thus, they help in the digestive tract infections, dysentery and colitis. The fruits can be used easily as a diuretic, choleretic and laxative.


It is recommended to eat apples to cleanse the body from harmful metals, especially necessary for those who work in the industrial production of radioactive substances. Calcium contained in apples, strengthens bones and tooth enamel. Apples are hypoallergenic products and almost never cause allergies. Besides eating the apple, you can satisfy your hunger.

Irreplaceable apples for weight loss. This fruit can be found in nearly all the existing diets. This is not surprising, because the apples saturate the body with vitamins, do not allow them to starve and you can easily replace any high-calorie dessert.

The use of apples

Apples can be eaten fresh as a standalone product. And this is best done with the skin, as it contains a lot of useful items. It is believed that the need to eat an apple after a meal, it will not only keep the figures, but also benefit the teeth.

With apples, you can cook almost any dish, they can be added to the meat, vegetables and other fruits. It is often used in baking apples. Adding apples gives dishes a unique taste and aroma. They can be dried and baked. Because apples are cooked compotes, jams, jams, jellies. They are added to various desserts, salads and even ice cream. Some use apples for the manufacture of unique alcoholic tinctures.

In folk medicine, apples are held in high esteem. They are used for the prevention of many diseases. On apples make decoctions, as well as resorting to curative properties of apple juice.

Harm apples

Apples contraindicated if you are hypersensitive. People with gastritis and duodenal ulcer can eat apples only in limited quantities. Those who have problems with cardiovascular system is to abandon the red varieties of apples. We do not eat a lot of apple seeds, since they contain toxic substances. Not worth much abuse apples or instead use can receive minor troubles.