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The Amazing Apple

on September 16, 2022
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The Amazing Apple

by Dawn Pisturino

Hooray for the all-American apple! Boiled, baked, stewed, juiced, fried, dried, or raw, apples are as American as rock-and-roll.

Eating this amazing little fruit is one of the simplest ways to improve and maintain good health at a reasonable cost.

Apples are high in fiber, which is important for eliminating toxins from the body, lowering cholesterol, and regulating blood sugar, appetite, cell growth in the colon lining, and the action of bile acids in the body.

Apples are a great source of antioxidants because they contain vitamin C and a phytonutrient called quercetin. Quercetin is a flavonoid which is currently being researched for its anti-cancer properties, especially against lung and prostate cancer.

There is only about 10 mg of vitamin C in an average apple, but when combined with the quercetin, research has shown that the effects in the body are equivalent to 1500 mg of vitamin C. Now, that’s powerful stuff!

Apples have been proven to have antiviral, antiseptic, and laxative properties, contain a natural sugar called sorbitol, and a wide variety of important vitamins and minerals.

Researchers believe that regular consumption of apples can improve lung function, lower the risks of cancer, heart disease, and stroke, contribute to weight loss, and protect the brain from degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s.

The Washington Apple Commission recommends eating at least one apple a day in order to reap these benefits.

Cooked apples are easier to digest than raw ones. Apple juice — especially freshly pressed — has almost the same benefits as the whole apple.

Apples are a traditional part of the school lunch box. In the kitchen, apples combine well with other fruits and vegetables.

For free recipes and more information, go to the Washington Apple Commission website at

http://www.waapple.org

Dawn Pisturino, RN

February 25, 2007; September 16, 2022

Published in The Kingman Daily Miner, June 26, 2007.

Copyright 2007-2022 Dawn Pisturino. All Rights Reserved. 

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25 responses to “The Amazing Apple

  1. Everything Plant says:

    very cool! I just did an article on the apple tree too, you may enjoy it πŸ™‚

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  2. Lovely and healthy post Dawn. They do say, an apple a day keeps the doctor away. Hmmmm….. I need to revisit that after you have listed these wonderful benefits! 🍎🍏🍎 Enjoy the rest of your day! 🌞πŸ₯‚πŸ€©

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  3. oh yes Dawn and we all know “an apple a day keeps the Dr away! πŸ’ͺ🏼

    Liked by 1 person

  4. balladeer says:

    Ya gotta love apples!

    Liked by 3 people

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  6. I agree with everything you said above, however, apples are some of the most heavily sprayed fruits and most of the poison is absorbed by their skin, which is the most valuable part of the apple! So it is preferable to eat organically grown apples. Apparently soaking apples for 15 minutes in water saturated with one tablespoon of turmeric powder or natron (refined baking powder) will get rid of the pesticides. No scientific proof for that method has been provided.

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  7. Vpandey says:

    What a amazing apple. It is very benefrcial for our health. Thanks for these information.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. revruss1220 says:

    Wow! That’s amazing. Thanks for helping me get excited about eating apples!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. This is a great piece. Thanks.

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