Apples are one fruit that easily found in various parts of the world. It is estimated there are approximately seven thousand kinds of applesthroughout the world . Although the shape, size, color, flavor, and texture of each different type of apple, but in general, this fruit is round with a hollow at the base of the bud. White flesh, crisp, juicy with sweet or sour taste, and is protected by a thin skin that is usually colored shiny. When dikerat, will exit its fragrant and fresh, although there are some that smelled sharp.
A serving of the apple contains a lot of potassium, pectin, and cellulose. There are a lot of pectin in the apple flesh and is one of the fiber is not soluble in water. While cellulose is widely available on the apple skin and is water-soluble fiber. Potassium own many apples there are in the red.
Here are the efficacy and benefits of the apple:
- Reduce the risk of stroke.
Potassium is a mineral that serves to increase the regularity of heart rate, activating muscle contractions, regulating delivery of nutrients to the cells, control the fluid balance in the body's tissues and cells, and help regulate blood pressure. According to research, a serving of apple fruit can reduce the risk of stroke by 40%.
- Alternative-energy food for dieters and control diabetes.
Pectin can form a gel in the intestine so that the time required to move the remaining food from the mouth to the anus become longer and longer a person feel full. In addition, he is also able to slow the entry of glucose from the digestion of carbohydrates into the bloodstream so it can control diabetes.
- Reducing the risk of heart attack.
Pectin can also bind a variety of substances, including cholesterol, and reduce the absorption from the intestinal tract. The form of this fiber can lower blood cholesterol levels. According to the study, levels of pectin in apples can lower LDL cholesterol by 10% and lower HDL cholesterol by 20%, which is both a cause of heart attacks.
- Clean teeth.
Apple crisp taste to help release the sticky material on the teeth, as well as trigger salivation, so as to clean the teeth.
It should be noted that the apples that have been processed normally fiber structure has been damaged, so, if for purposes of health / treatment, should try to eat a fresh apple, not processed.