Health Benefits of Apple


The term “One apple a day keeps the doctor away” is indeed worthy of practice. A recent study in Poland reported in the ‘European Journal of Cancer Prevention‘ reveals, eating apples regularly can reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer (cancer that attacks the gastrointestinal tract or rectum).

A study comparing the test to 592 patients suffering from diseases with colorectal cancer patients without an attack on the same 765 hospitals.

A decreased risk was observed with those who ate one apple a day. In the meantime, eat more than one apple a day may reduce the risk of up to 50%.

Eat fruit or other vegetables do not have the same effect on colorectal cancer risk. This is because the content of flavonoids in apples is very high.

“Flavonoids act as antioxidants that are found concentrated in the skin of apples. From this research note, five times more antioxidants inherent in apple skin than the flesh. Therefore recommended washing fruits and eat them without peeling the skin before you eat, “said a researcher, as quoted from page Uk.

However, the World Cancer Research Fund, said the research showed the risks of all types of cancer can be reduced 30 to 40 percent by making simple lifestyle changes, such as eating more fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly and watch your weight.

But, you also need to selectively choose the vegetables and fruit. Because, right now a lot of fruits and vegetables exposed to pesticides. You also need to be aware that behind the content of antioxidants in apple skin, also saved the dangers caused by exposure to pesticides.