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An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor away

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“An Apple a Day keeps the Doctor away” is a very popular English phrase that we hear from most of the doctors, nutritionist and friends. What’s all about this…..but why? What’s so special about apple and not about other fruits like orange or banana or pineapple etc? Over the time, research has proven that apples have excellent properties that no other fruits have. On whole apple delivers you with numerous properties that are combined in this single fruit. Apples are power-packed with antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and fiber. They are extremely rich in important antioxidants, flavanoids and dietary fiber. They phytonutrients and antioxidants help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. It is a good source of vitamin C which is essential for boosting the immune system and maintaining muscles. When it comes to eating healthy fruits, apples are viewed as the most widely accepted healthy fruit. They are low in cholesterol, sodium and saturated fats. Apples are often juicy, sweetish sour and crisp to taste. Studies have shown that apples are one of the best foods that we should include in our daily diet. Because of its high nutritional profile it delivers, we could claim that ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’. Some of the fantastic nutritional values and health benefits include:

  1. Apples contain vitamin C which helps the immune system as well as boosting the body’s resistance against infectious agents. It is rich in B-complex (vitamin B6, riboflavin and thiamine) which are the key elements in maintaining red blood cells and nervous system in good health.
  2. They include minerals such as calcium, potassium and phosphorus. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids that help controlling heart rate and blood pressure thus countering the bad influences of sodium.
  3. Eating apples in the long run can potentially improve neurological health, lower levels of bad cholesterol, protect your heart, reduce the risk of diabetes, protect against colon cancer, prevent dementia, reduce risk of asthma etc.
  4. Eating an apple is far better when you are craving for candy or chocolate. A regular size of apple has about 70-100 calories.
  5. Decaying of tooth is a serious problem which damages the structure of your teeth which is generally caused by bacteria. The juice of apple has properties that can kill up to 80% bacteria.

Apples taste absolutely great. There are a variety of apples available in the market. They are easy to carry, quick snack and extremely healthy to eat. Look out for nice coloured, fresh, crisp and sweet apples which are beneficial to your overall health to make it a part of your daily diet.   Do look out for your favorite and many more yummy, appetizing and exotic recipes at: You could always reach me at my below links: My Cooking Videos Indian Recipes Indian Food Regional Indian Cuisines VahChef Sanjay Thumma Enjoy cooking and eating healthy foods to stay hale and hearty. Always remember that: VahrehVah is all about inspiring others to cook”!  

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