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Apple: benefits and virtues

Apple: benefits and virtues

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A once forbidden fruit, the apple is now recommended for its many health benefits and virtues.

The Apple is the fruit ofApple tree (Malus domestica Borkh.), a small fruit tree of the Rosaceae family, notable for its spring flowering and simple silhouette.

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The apple and its health benefits

Although it contains a lot of water, the apple packed with nutrients and it is one of the healthiest fruits in our diet. Consider consuming it with the skin, because it contains many of the benefits of this fruit, but making sure to verify that it comes from a organic cultivation or without pesticides or synthetic products.

  • The apple is full of vitamins A, B and C, which makes it a fruit that strengthens theimmune system, helps our body to fight againstbacteria and thetoxins, could reduce the risk ofcardiovascular illnesses and somecancers, strengthens skin, tissue and bones.
  • The apple regulates the intestinal transitl and considerably facilitates digestion, thanks to its acidity which leads to salivation important and stimulates digestive juices.
  • Raw apple works very well against constipation (consumed in the morning, especially) and baked apple is recommended in case of diarrhea.
  • As long as you consume it regularly, apples help regulate the rate of cholesterol, thanks to the pectin they contain in very high quantities.
  • Apple gives energy and fight there tired. It also has calming virtues which help to find the sleep and regulate the stress.
  • The apple acts positively on the diuresis and on the elimination of uric acid. Its benefits are therefore greatly appreciated in subjects suffering fromarthritis and of rheumatism, and the obese.
  • The apple also helps to fight naturally againstarterial hypertension, and this as curative or preventive.
  • The apple is highly recommended in low calorie diets in case of craving: its fibers combined with the pectin it contains provide a fast satiety.

Growing the apple tree for its benefits

  • Plant them in well-drained, cool soil. Avoid stony and dry land which slow down growth and make apple trees susceptible to disease and pests.
  • Apple trees appreciate temperate and sunny regions, but they fear the heat and humidity.
  • Orchard: how to cultivate apple trees well
  • Attention, the apple tree is subject to cryptogamic diseases (due to a fungus), which can cause significant damage.

Apple scab : manifested by brown or black spots on the fruit, which may crack. See the scab file

Apple canker: causes lesions on the bark, which can affect the entire branch.

Powdery mildew : appears during spring, covers the leaves, which deform and fall. See the powdery mildew sheet

Moniliosis: causes rotting of fruits. See the moniliose file

Apple worm (codling moth): hollows out the central part of the fruit. See the codling moth file

The larva of the apple tree anthem: eats away at the inside of flower buds.

The apple in the kitchen for its benefits

The apple varieties are many on the market and you can vary the pleasures by consuming them all, raw or cooked, according to the seasons and your desires.

Nutritional Intakes of Apple

53 kcal / 100 g. The apple is rich in vitamin C, vitamins B and E. It also contains a lot of mineralsand D'trace elements. The apple is also very rich in fibers.

Video: 15 Reasons Why Apples are Incredibly Good for Your Health. Health And Nutrition (May 2022).