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Why is an apple healthy? + apple snacks

  1. A well-known English saying is “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” which translates to one apple a day keeps the doctor away. That is not without reason, because the apple has all kinds of health benefits.

  1. In the Netherlands, apples are the third source of the population's intake of flavonoids. The apple is good if you want to lose weight, the apple lowers blood pressure and can even reduce the risk of cancer, it also has other benefits.

  2. In the Netherlands, apples are the third source for the population to consume flavonoids. The apple is good if you want to lose weight, the apple lowers blood pressure and can even reduce the risk of cancer, it also has other benefits.

  1. Because of all the healthy properties of the apple, I will elaborate in this article on why the apple is such an amazing super fruit and to make it easier for you to enjoy the benefits of the apple. enjoy I also give you 5 apple snack ideas.

Apple is a healthy piece of fruit

  1. Since 2000, medical science has been increasingly concerned with the beneficial properties of food. In 2004 it was the turn of the apple. In this research all healthy properties of the apple were mapped. Because it had already been proven to work against cardiovascular disease, obesity, asthma and diabetes.

  2. Since 2000, medical science has been increasingly concerned with the beneficial properties of food. In 2004 it was the turn of the apple. In this study, all the healthy properties of the apple were mapped. Because it had already been proven to work against cardiovascular disease, obesity, asthma and diabetes.

  1. This study shows that the apple contains the following antioxidants:

  1. Quercetin is one of the most powerful antioxidants. It also lowers cholesterol and reduces histamine, which means that you are less likely to have allergic reactions. It also protects against the development of diabetes by cleaning up sorbitol. It also has an anti-inflammatory effect.

  1. Catechin is also a powerful antioxidant. In addition, it is good against arteriosclerosis in animal experiments and also reduces the risk of breast cancer.

  1. Phloridzin ensures that less glucose is released into your bloodstream. Very useful for a stable blood sugar level and a lower risk of diabetes.

  1. Chlorogenic acid also ensures that less glucose is released into your bloodstream. The apple thus ensures stable blood sugar in two ways.

  1. These antioxidants also ensure that there are fewer free radicals. An antioxidant attaches itself to this and makes them harmless for important molecules in your body.

  1. Free radicals are suspected of being a major cause of cardiovascular disease and cancer. This is because free radicals damage larger molecules such as DNA, lipids and proteins.

  1. In fact, it is estimated that 10,000 free radicals hit every cell in your body every day, so your body is affected millions of times a day.

  1. Extra protection to reduce this number is therefore important.

An apple every day helps…

  1. The fact that the apple helps your body to fight free radicals is shown, among other things, by the reduction in the risk of certain diseases.

  1. In an American study in which 77,000 women and 47,000 men took part, it was found that eating apples reduced the chance of developing lung cancer by 21 percent in women. Unfortunately, this effect was not seen in men and only if you eat an apple every day.

  1. The combination of eating onions and apples also helps against lung cancer in men and women, and the risk of lung cancer was also lower in men. This effect was not visible in people who drink red wine, black tea or green tea.

  1. In women who eat apples, the risk of cardiovascular disease is reduced by 13-22 percent. The risk of a thrombosis is also reduced by eating apples. After menopause, the risk of death from cardiovascular disease is also reduced by eating apples and drinking wine (in moderation!)

  1. Another study also found that eating apples at an older age reduces the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by ten percent, including for men.

  2. Another study also found that eating apples at an older age reduces the risk of death from cardiovascular disease by ten percent, also for men.

  1. An Australian study found that eating apples and pears helps against asthma and reduces the sensitivity of the bronchi, the branches in your lungs. Other fruits also help, but the apple in particular has a stronger association with reducing the risk of asthma. Then you have to eat at least two apples a week.

  1. General lung function can also improve by eating apples. For example, eating apples has a significant difference in smokers while citrus fruits don't in the case of smokers. If you don't smoke, citrus fruits are also good for improving lung function.

  1. It is of course best to quit smoking! In this case, you should eat five or more apples a week.

  1. For this it is important to also eat the apple peel, which is recommended anyway. Make sure you wash apples well !!! A Finnish study involving 10,000 people showed that eating the apple and apple peel reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes. The blood sugar level is also significantly lower with apple consumption, especially if the apple peel is also eaten.

  1. In a Brazilian study eating apples is also helpful for weight loss. If nothing else was changed, there was a significant difference after 12 weeks. This implied a weight loss of 1.21 kilograms.

  1. The fact that apples so often make a difference between the prevention and prevention of cancer, diabetes and improving lung function may be due to the high concentration of free polyphenols in them compared to other fruits. This is mainly in the skin of the apple and it has an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect against free radicals.

  1. In this study it is also recommended to eat fruit or vegetables at least 5 times a day. Therefore, combine an apple with other foods throughout the day for optimal protection against free radicals.

  1. So some variations to get your apple per day easier.

  1. In a study conducted in rats, it was found that when they were given apples, they removed more cholesterol. The fiber from apples also plays an important role in this, so eat the apple with the skin if you want to lower your cholesterol.

Other healthy ingredients of the apple and their properties

  1. There is of course more in the apple than just the antioxidants that provide these great results. Antioxidants alone may not even be enough for this. An apple also contains vitamin C. One apple even contains as much vitamin C as a 1,500 milligram capsule. Vitamin C is also a powerful antioxidant, but because apples already contain many other antioxidants, only 0.4 percent of the antioxidant activity is linked to vitamin C from the apple.

  1. An apple also contains the mineral potassium. This can also be one of the reasons why an apple works against cardiovascular disease. Potassium has a blood pressure lowering effect if you suffer from high blood pressure.

Healthy apple snacks

  1. Now that you have heard all the health benefits of the apple and its benefits over chronic and even fatal diseases, you are naturally eager to include more apples in your diet. Therefore a few nice apple snacks.

  1. Cut the apple into slices and of course remove the bell, leave the skin on to enjoy the antioxidants in the apple as much as possible. Put the cinnamon over the apple slices. Place baking paper on the oven rack and place the slices flat on top. Place the apple in the oven at 200 degrees for about 2/3 hours until dry. Then you can keep them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for a few more days.

  1. Of course you also want friends and family just like you to be served a healthy snack at a party. That's why this apple party snack. For this you need apple slices again, you put peanut butter on them and on top you put chocolate pieces, which you can also put on a cupcake. This time you don't have to dry the apple slices in the oven.

  1. For a smoothie you need a blender or a smoothie maker. Cut the apple into pieces beforehand and remove the clock. The following combinations are great for making an apple smoothie.

  1. The advantage of this smoothie is that it also contains blueberries and banana. Blueberries and banana also contain many vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that enhance the functioning of the apple.

  1. The advantage of this smoothie is that it also contains spinach, which gives you an extra portion of vegetables. Spinach also contains a lot of iron that is good for anemia.

  1. The advantage of this smoothie is that in addition to the antioxidants in the apple, you also get the sweet taste and antioxidants from the strawberry. Iceberg lettuce is also good for stuffing and important minerals.

  1. The advantage of this smoothie is that you also get avocado, which is a source of vitamin E and proteins. Just like the apple, it is a real superfood.

  1. You can hollow out an apple and add berries, strawberries, banana pieces. You can also put the pieces of apple that you removed from the apple in the blender with other ingredients and use that to fill the apple.

  1. If this all gets too complicated, you can always eat the apple in the normal way or cut it into pieces.

Finallyâ € ¦.

  1. An apple a day probably keeps the doctor away longer than if you don't eat an apple. It helps against antioxidants so that you will suffer less from asthma, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and various types of cancers, and in particular the risk of lung cancer is reduced because there are several substances in the apple peel and apple with a strong effect against free radicals.

  1. To eat an apple every day you can vary in eating the apple as normal, possibly in pieces, or use it as a snack with other ingredients. A smoothie helps to easily eat an apple a day.