Monday, August 1, 2011
An apple a day is perhaps one of the most delicious and efficient prescriptions ever made. Apples have proven to be a great resource in preventing cancer, heart disease, asthma and type II diabetes compared with other vegetables. The reason for apples' potent health benefits are varied and synergistic. For one thing apples are a rich and important source of phytochemicals, including flavonoids and phenols. . They also contain 2 polyphenols which are phloridzin and phloretin xyloglucoside which to date have not been detected in any other fruits.
Apples are also filled with super antioxidants. The antioxidant activity of one apple is approximately the same as 1500 mg of Vitamin C, even though the amount of vitamin C in one apple is only about 5.7 mg. The peel of the apple is most important as it contains the most anti oxidant capacity. So remember to eat the peel if tou want to get the full protective benefits of apples.