5 Benefits of Eating Apples

Apples fill you up, help control your appetite and cravings, and improve your digestion too. And those are just a few of their amazing qualities!
5 Benefits of Eating Apples
Elisa Morales Lupayante

Reviewed and approved by the pedagogue in physical education and nutritionist Elisa Morales Lupayante.

Last update: 30 May, 2022

Apples are one of the most widely consumed fruits in the world. People aren’t just eating apples so much because they’re available at any time of the year. They’ve also come to realize that these fruits are very versatile and full of nutrients.

Eating apples provides you with antioxidants and lots of natural fiber, both of which foster good digestion and help eliminates toxins.

The most remarkable thing of all is that eating apples might actually help you lose weight, as they are filling and help reduce food cravings.

Since many people are still unaware of how wonderful apples are, we’d like to tell you about them in detail.

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1. They improve cardiovascular health

Eating apples can improve your cardiovascular health

Just one serving of apples provides you significant amounts of phytochemicals, natural substances that have an antioxidant effect and protect your body from the damage that free radicals cause.

This keeps your cells healthy, which is key to lowering your risk of cardiac disease and cancer.

Also, apples provide soluble fiber, they lower levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) in your blood, and prevent the formation of plaque in your arteries.

2. They have a diuretic effect

This fruit has a high potassium content. Potassium is an essential mineral that has a diuretic effect on your body.

This means that when you make a habit of eating apples, you’re encouraging the elimination of retained fluids and bloating.

They are recommended for people with inflammatory disorders or hypertension.

3. Apples help keep your teeth healthy

Eating apples can improve your dental health

Eating this fruit regularly has some benefits for your dental health.

Because chewing on this fruit produces saliva, their consumption controls bacterial growth that could lead to cavities.

While an apple on its own can’t replace good dental hygiene, it’s very helpful when you don’t have a toothbrush on hand.

4. They reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease

The high concentration of antioxidants in apples has been associated with a lowered risk of cognitive disorders like Alzheimer’s disease.

In addition, their ability to stop free radicals from damaging your cells means protection from premature cerebral aging.

5. They will help you reach a healthy weight

Eating apples can help you lose weight

People who make this fruit a part of their diet may see significant benefits in their weight loss efforts.

Though it’s no miracle “fat-burning” food, nutritionists do consider apples a big help for losing weight.

As a result, regular consumption lowers appetite over time and helps control your daily calorie intake.

In addition, apples feed the friendly bacteria in your colon and support a fast metabolism.

6. Apples optimize liver detoxification

Liver issues are the result of unhealthy eating habits and constant exposure to environmental toxins.

Though the organ is capable of detoxing itself, if it gets overloaded and overly full of toxins, it has a hard time getting its work done.

Fortunately, a glass of apple juice can give your liver’s detoxification process the “push” it needs to work without any problems.

7. They strengthen your immune system

Eating apples strengthens your immune system

The vitamins and essential minerals in apples are your immune system’s best friends.

This means that eating apples daily may help lower your risk of:

  • Respiratory illnesses
  • Infections
  • Other disorders related to the proliferation of viruses, bacteria, and fungus.

8. They ensure healthy, youthful skin

All varieties of apples contain antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals that improve the appearance of your skin.

Both its topical application as a mask as well as its consumption help minimize cellular oxidation damage, which is the main factor in premature aging.

The minerals improve blood oxygenation, which is the key to cleansing and rejuvenation processes.

9. Eating apples encourages good digestion

Eating apples encourages good digestion

Apples and the skin of the apples contain a type of fiber called pectin, which supports digestion.

This feeds intestinal mucus and helps control pH imbalances in your stomach. This ultimately helps lower your risk of developing different kinds of diseases.

In addition, they may reduce your risk for several types of cancer and chronic issues like constipation.

As you’ve just learned, there are a lot of reasons to start eating this fruit more regularly.

Make it a part of your diet and see for yourself!

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