We have all heard the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Is it true? Some individuals believe it actually works. However, we can all agree that the apple has a variety of health benefits.
Did you know that eating an apple can improve lung function? Yes, and the quercetin found in apples is an anti-inflammatory and can help people with the complications from diabetes. In addition, the amazing apple can alleviate allergic reactions and joint problems like arthritis. The apple contains nutrients such as vitamin C, flavonoids, fiber and malic acid. When you have diabetes, it is imperative that your body receives plenty of vitamin C and the flavonoid quercetin. The pectin is the fiber that is found in your apple. This particular fiber will clear the bad toxins out of your body. This is an additional health benefit when you really want to rid the body of chemicals, heavy metals, and bad cholesterol. You can even speed up recovery time from being sick if you increase your vitamin C intake.
It’s best to eat fruit like the apple alone. The amazing apple is packed full of nutrients and you receive the most health benefits when other foods are not in the digestive tract at the same time. In addition, when you have diabetes, you’ll need to monitor any fruit or fruit juice that you consume as it still contains sugar.
We know that Scurvy is caused by a vitamin C deficiency. However, did you know that if you have a vitamin C deficiency (less than 38 micromoles per liter) you have a higher risk of cardiovascular disease? Yes. Even higher levels of vitamin C are linked to a lower risk of hemorrhagic stroke. Unfortunately, hemorrhagic stroke is when you have bleeding in the brain. This type of stroke is almost always fatal.
It seems like the saying; “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” may be true.