They do not contain fats and fight free radicals: apples are a veritable mine of well-being.
How much legend and history there is in her genealogy, starting, if we think only of Western culture, from the one that Eve handed to Adam, to move on to the one that Paris had to deliver to the most beautiful goddess, up to the one that fell on the head of Newton making him understand the law of gravity.
Yes, the apple of stories has many to tell and equally has many benefits to distribute to those who make good use of it. This fruit, in fact, has practically no ‘contraindications’ but brings enormous benefits to various bodily functions. It contains no fat or protein, very few calories, and even fewer sugars.
On the other hand, however, it is rich in mineral salts and vitamins of group B, so it is good for the intestinal mucous membranes, and prevents the impoverishment of nails and hair, fights fatigue and lack of appetite. Furthermore, the fibers contained in apples help the body to protect itself against external attacks. Even citric acid and malic contribute to the well-being of the person, especially of the digestive system, because they facilitate digestion and maintain unchanged acidity.
Benefits of apples
The apple has many benefits:
first of all, eaten raw or cooked, the apple regulates intestinal functions, thanks to its high fiber content, while raw also has an antidiarrheal effect due to the astringent action of the acids;
since it contains very few fats and sugars, it is a perfect food for those who want to keep their shape as it has very few calories but is full for a long time, but also for diabetics because the fructose contained in apples is metabolized without using insulin; in addition, it prevents stomach bloating
apples are full of substances, called polyphenols, which counteract the action of free radicals in the body, the cause of cellular aging; moreover, it also has the advantage of lowering the cholesterol content in the blood thanks to pectin, thus saving veins and the cardiovascular system in general;
The beneficial action of apples also seems to extend to the field of cancer prevention, thanks to the content of flavonoids and vitamin C, thus fighting damage to tissues by free radicals; moreover, some studies have shown that pectin fermenting in the body produces butyric acid, a substance that researchers are studying as an essential element in anticancer drugs.
How to eat them
The best way to enjoy them is to eat them raw, preferably with the peel, not necessarily as fruit at the end of a meal; in fact, they can also be served as a side dish alongside game or pork. Apples can also be eaten cooked, for example in the oven with butter and sugar, but if you really need to cook them, don’t forget the famous apple pie. Finally, apples can also be enjoyed in the form of jam or jelly.