- Benefits and contraindications
- Baked apples
- Dried apples
- Boiled apples
- Apple bones
An apple refers to those fruits from which sheer profit – from whatever point of view you look at it. But with some limitations. On the shelves of stores, there are apples that have undergone a complex heat and chemical processing. In the composition of these fruits disappear both harmful and beneficial substances, and remains a mixture of water and fructose with pulp. The most useful are apples grown at home with minimal chemical processing.
Benefits and contraindications
For the stomach
There are a lot of pectins in the composition of apples – water-soluble carbohydrates, which envelop and expel toxins from the body, exerting a bactericidal effect on the stomach and intestines, and in addition, improve gastrointestinal motility. Thus, the digestion and absorption of the ingested food is significantly improved. And as a result – the metabolism is normalized. Physiologists say that for a sustained beneficial effect, two medium-sized apples per day are sufficient.
People suffering from all sorts of gastritis, ulcers and increased acidity of the stomach, unfortunately, will have to give up apples. Or keep in the diet only a small amount of maximum non-acidic fruit, after consulting with your doctor before. If, however, without “forbidden fruits” is completely unbearable, it is necessary to bake them before use.
For the cardiovascular system
All the same enveloping pectin helps to remove not only toxins, but also cholesterol – one of the main threats to the blood vessels. In addition, trace elements contained in apples, strengthen blood vessels and help to improve blood circulation.
The apples have a lot of iron, which normalizes the hemoglobin content in the blood. And the higher the hemoglobin – the more oxygen goes to all organs and tissues of the body and the more energetic they feel.
For male potency
Due to these qualities, apples are very useful for male potency, helping to strengthen blood vessels and improve blood access to the genitals.
Apples contain many trace elements boron and fluoronoid flavonoid, reducing the likelihood of bone disease. Doctors recommended the use of apples as food for men involved in sports or hard physical labor.
Apple juice and peel contain the substance Quercetin, which prevents the development of Alzheimer’s disease. Studies have shown that this microelement improves memory and the ability to make quick decisions in emergency situations by increasing the level of certain neurotransmitters.
Apple due to the organic acids it contains can sometimes be an alternative to toothpaste. Apple and citric acids soften plaque, and hard pulp when chewing helps to remove it from the teeth and cleans the interdental spaces. In addition, the apple smell provides fresh breath.
After apple snack, dentists do not recommend brushing your teeth right away – there is a risk of damaging the softened tooth enamel. Before indulging in a hygienic procedure, wait for 20-30 minutes.
Acids dissolve the keratinized outer layer of the epidermis, so that the apple can serve as an excellent exfoliant. It is enough to wipe the cleaned skin with a piece of fruit – and you can get the effect of “two in one”: the acids will soften the surface of the skin, and the firm pulp will hold a kind of light massage, removing dead plates and scrubbing the dirt from the pores.
If your skin is prone to rosacea (dilation of blood vessels), apple peeling should be discarded.
A medium-sized apple contains 80 kcal and 5 g of fiber, which speeds up the metabolism.
With low acidity in the body, it is recommended to use sour green apples, for people with high acidity, you need to eat sweet red varieties of apples.
Baked apples are a tasty and healthy dish that eliminates the problem of vitamin deficiencies, improves blood composition and circulation, strengthens blood vessels, and promotes better metabolism.
To all the advantages of baked apples, you can add the ease of preparation. The easiest recipe for baking these fruits:
- Rinse the apples well.
- Cut the core.
- Put in the oven for 10 minutes.
There are many recipes for baking apples with cottage cheese, cream, honey, nuts and other products.
For baking, it is better to choose sour-sweet varieties of dark color with dense skin, not rotten and without damage.
It is believed that the microwave is not suitable for cooking apples, due to the destruction of beneficial trace elements when heated.
Baked apples are much easier to digest in the body, bringing it more benefits. Such apples can be eaten by people with problems in the stomach and intestines.
The benefits of baked apples:
- Cleaned from the walls of blood vessels cholesterol.
- They help improve the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract and eliminate constipation.
- Having a diuretic effect, remove toxins and slags.
- Do not irritate the mucous membrane of the digestive system, due to the lower content of organic acids than fresh apples.
- Promote the removal of heavy metals and free radicals, are a prophylactic agent for cancer.
- Helping to lose weight and improve well-being.
- With regular consumption of two baked apples a day, the risk of stroke is reduced by 30%
Harm of baked apples.
- Baked apples can be harmful when consumed in excess and when using additional components in the form of sugar, cream and other high-calorie ingredients.
- In this form, apples are not recommended to use in large quantities because of the possibility of allergies or intestinal upset.
- It is not recommended to eat baked apples on an empty stomach for people with gastrointestinal diseases.
This kind of apples in no way inferior in content of useful vitamins to apples in raw form and is used for harvesting for the winter and convenient storage.
- Prepare fresh, if possible, not past chemical and heat treatment apples
- Wash the fruit, cut the core and cut no thicker than 1 cm into slices or a circle.
- Spread them on a flat clean surface under the rays of the sun.
- To prevent flies, cover the sliced apples with a thin layer of gauze.
- Dry for about 3 days, cleaning in the rain and at night.
- Bleached slices can be dried in the oven at a temperature of 60-80 degrees.
- Dry fruits put in an airtight container.
For drying apples, you can use special household appliances, if they are made of high-quality material.
It is not advisable to use purchased dried apples. In some cases, manufacturers for the best commercial appearance may use a variety of preservatives and chemical reagents that can cause harm to the body.
Apples of this type contain an increased amount of vitamin C, which has an anti-inflammatory effect and increases the body’s resistance to infectious diseases.
In the process of proper soaking, the content of useful vitamin not only does not decrease, but increases several times.
- improve immunity;
- improve the work of the intestine and its microflora;
- normalize the liver;
- improve hemoglobin levels in the blood;
- favorably affect bone density.
Soaked apples are not recommended for people with high acidity, with ulcers and gastritis.
The controversy continues for a long time about the benefits and harms of apple pits and a consensus has not been reached.
In favor of eating the viscera of an apple is the presence in them of vitamin B17, which has the name letril, which prevents the growth of cancer cells.
Proponents of the use of pits insist on the positive effect of preventing cancer.
Five apple pits per day can be used to get half the daily iodine intake, which improves mood and memory, promotes concentration, helps with headaches.
For better digestibility, you can remove the seeds from the cut apple, grind in a coffee grinder, mix with honey in a ratio of 1 to 2. Consume one teaspoon, but not more than the norm – six grains per day.
Due to fast drying, the bones of the apple are not stored for a long time.
Other experts claim that vitamin B17 has no effect against cancer cells. Moreover, if used more than 6 bones per day, poisoning is possible, which is also contained in them. When heated and boiled, the poison is destroyed, so compotes and jams cooked with seeds do not pose a danger, although there is also little that remains after heat treatment.
Most scientists and experts believe that all apples are beneficial. The amount of beneficial vitamins contained inside the apple is not very different from the variety, color and taste of the fruit. They are useful in natural, baked, dried, juices and jams. It is only necessary to properly eat these fruits, and to give preference not to purchased store apples, but grown with minimal use of chemical components.