Apples and their healing properties were known already around 6500 BC in the region located between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea, where they come from. These rich in vitamins were also a delicacy of the ancient Romans and Greeks .. Our ancestors were not worse – in Biskupin’s excavations found traces of apple trees growing there already around 1600 BC Currently, the nutritional and health-promoting effects of Polish apples are appreciated in many other countries, because Poland is one of the main producers of these fruits in the world.
The nutritional value of apples is not the same and depends on the variety, whether they are more or less ripe, even on their size.
In natural medicine, cooked, grated apples are used for diarrhea in children, as well as for dyspepsia and peptic ulcer disease in adults.A tea made of apple skin is an excellent means of rinsing in mouth and throat inflammation, while homemade apple cider vinegar, drunk daily in proportions
2 teaspoons of vinegar mixed with 2 teaspoons of honey and 1/2 cup of boiled water, supplements potassium in the body, inhibits the development of infection and improves digestion.
Apples can prevent colon cancer
Thanks to the fiber content, apples regulate the intestinal function, protecting against constipation and other intestinal diseases, including colon cancer. The risk of developing this cancer may also reduce the flavonoids contained in them – Polish scientists from the Collegium Medicum of the Jagiellonian University have shown.
An old English proverb says that one apple a day keeps the doctor away ( An apple a day keeps the doctor away ).
Studies show that people who eat larger amounts of apples are 50% less likely to develop colorectal cancer, but remember to eat these fruits with a peel, because that’s where the most valuable flavonoids are found – five times more than in the pulp.
In turn, scientists in China found that oligosaccharides contained in apples kill up to 46% of colon cancer cells in in vitro tests, more than a chemotherapy drug.
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Apples and diabetes
The glycemic index of apples is low (<50) and is 38, therefore, without worrying about health, they can eat (but moderately!) People with diabetes. There are several other reasons why diabetics should turn apples into Dietary nutrition The fiber contained in apples helps regulate the level of sugar in the blood.Also, apple is a source of quercetin, which can prevent the appearance of cataracts in people suffering from diabetes.However, it should be noted that the only beneficial effect are raw apples, but not preparations based on them. This applies especially to apple juice, which is contraindicated.