Nutritional Benefits and Healing Properties of Apples
Hands down, no arguing, apples are one of the healthiest foods out there. There’s good reason behind the saying – "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." When choosing apples for health reasons, red apples are the best, but all apples have potent healing qualities.
Apples are great for much needed hydration and contain malic and tartaric acids that help remove impurities from the liver and gallbladder. By eating 2 apples or more a day, we aid in the prevention of colon, liver, breast, prostate and lung cancer. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples support our nervous system, cardiovascular system, immune system, and digestive system, and are beneficial in healing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, bronchial problems, Addison’s disease, heart disease, Celiac, Lupus and Multiple Sclerosis – to name just a few.
Apples contain pectin (so don’t throw out those seeds), which is a gel-like fiber that can support the digestive system in many ways – it prevents the decay of protein in the digestive tract, and works as an “intestinal broom” to clean and sweep out debris from the colon. This is particularly beneficial for those who suffer from constipation. Pectin also binds with radioactive residues and toxic heavy metals and safely removes them from the body. And last but not least, pectin limits the amount of fat our lipocytes (fat cells) can absorb, by building a barrier that naturally controls the buildup of fat in the body.
A great and easy way to eat more apples is to blend 2 raw apples with 3 dates and a pinch of cinnamon in the food processor. This makes a great and easy snack, and has solved my own personal aversion to apples.
So enjoy those Red Delicious, Pink Ladies and Granny Smith’s
Information in this blog was taken from:
Anthony Williams, The Medical Medium, Life-Changing Foods, Carlsbad: Hay House Publishing, 2016.