Apples: health insurance

The apple is the fruit of the tree called apple (Pyrus), which was known and appreciated for their consumption of mouth by ancient people. In fact, its cultivation was known both to the Israelites as the Greeks and Romans. And since the Middle Ages dating testimonials about the conviction of the extent of cultivation of this fruit, especially the wild variety. Following this culture emerged crosses between different varieties, from which derived the current classes.

The chemical composition of the block gives a true picture of their qualities and their beneficial effects on the body since its wide variety of components and rational balance between them to make a special feeling worthy of consideration and dietitian.

Composition of the apple
Composition (per 100g apple contains):

Water 85g

Protein 0.3g

Fat 0.4 g

Carbohydrates 13 g

Fiber (cellulose and lignin) 1.1 g

Ash 0.2 g

Calories 58 g cal./100

0.111 g potassium

0.0053 g sodium

0.0074 g Calcium

Phosphorus 0.01 g

Chlorine 0.0025 g

Magnesium 0,005 g

Sulfur 0,006 g

Manganese 0.000084 g

Iron 0.00044 g

Copper 0.00009 g

Arsenic 0.00002 g

Besides their vitamin content is as follows:

Vitamin A 80 IU.

Vitamin B1 0.033 mg

Vitamin B2 0.033 mg

Niacin 0.26

Vitamin C 10 mg

Properties and indications of the apple

It is clear that the composition of apples will vary according to the variety and origin of it. But in general are a very complete food and is very popular nowadays due to its qualities, because even the doctors prescribe in their schemes, because today, the apple is one of the dietary resources most effective natural kind that can tell the doctor or dietitian. For example, is usually employed as food-drug in the diet of patients with gastro-intestinal catarrh, dysentery and paratyphoid due to its ease of stomach fluid absorption and rapid digestion. Its tannin content makes it act as a natural astringent and for its acidity stops the inflammation.

The apple is used in childcare to contain diarrhea and dysentery. It has been found very effective in the treatment of hemophilia because it was found that pectin acts containing accelerator of the process of blood clotting.

The block can also be applied successfully in the dietary management of kidney disease, dropsy and heart patients and liver. Moreover, its iron content acts favorably in cases of anemia.

The poverty of the apple in salt, protein, low carbohydrate content and high in pectin, cellulose and metabolizing substances, makes it very appropriate introduction into the menu of the obese.

Apple juice is not only a refreshing beverage, which should advantageously replace other beverages such as coffee, colas and alcoholic beverages, but constitute a real tonic and sedative remedy very beneficial in disorders of the nervous system.

In pediatrics is also a very interesting fruit and its derivatives are a very wide acceptance and application for its beneficial effects on the child.

So take heart, eat apples every day and remember the saying "an apple a day keeps the doctor you move away."

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