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15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by akinolaaaa(m): 10:26am On Apr 27, 2013
1. Get whiter, healthier teeth

An apple won’t replace your toothbrush, but biting and chewing an apple stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth, reducing tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria.

2. Avoid Alzheimer’s

A new study performed on mice shows that drinking apple juice could keep Alzheimer’s away and fight the effects of aging on the brain. Mice in the study that were fed an apple-enhanced diet showed higher levels of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine and did better in maze tests than those on a regular diet.

3. Protect against Parkinson’s

Research has shown that people who eat fruits and other high-fibre foods gain a certain amount of protection against Parkinson’s, a disease characterized by a breakdown of the brain’s dopamine-producing nerve cells. Scientists have linked this to the free radical-fighting power of the antioxidants contained therein.

4. Curb all sorts of cancers

Scientists from the American Association for Cancer Research, among others, agree that the consumption of flavonol-rich apples could help reduce your risk of developing pancreatic cancer by up to 23 per cent. Researchers at Cornell University have identified several compounds—triterpenoids—in apple peel that have potent anti-growth activities against cancer cells in the liver, colon and breast. Their earlier research found that extracts from whole apples can reduce the number and size of mammary tumours in rats. Meanwhile, the National Cancer Institute in the U.S. has recommended a high fibre intake to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer.

5. Decrease your risk of diabetes

Women who eat at least one apple a day are 28 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who don’t eat apples. Apples are loaded with soluble fibre, the key to blunting blood sugar swings.

6. Reduce cholesterol

The soluble fibre found in apples binds with fats in the intestine, which translates into lower cholesterol levels and a healthier you.

7. Get a healthier heart

An extensive body of research has linked high soluble fibre intake with a slower buildup of cholesterol-rich plaque in your arteries. The phenolic compound found in apple skins also prevents the cholesterol that gets into your system from solidifying on your artery walls. When plaque builds inside your arteries, it reduces blood flow to your heart, leading to coronary artery disease.

8. Prevent gallstones

Gallstones form when there’s too much cholesterol in your bile for it to remain as a liquid, so it solidifies. They are particularly prevalent in the obese. To prevent gallstones, doctors recommend a diet high in fibre to help you control your weight and cholesterol levels.

9. Beat diarrhea and constipation

Whether you can’t go to the bathroom or you just can’t stop, fibre found in apples can help. Fibre can either pull water out of your colon to keep things moving along when you’re backed up, or absorb excess water from your stool to slow your bowels down.

10. Neutralize irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome is characterized by constipation, diarrhea, and abdominal pain and bloating. To control these symptoms doctors recommend staying away from dairy and fatty foods while including a high intake of fibre in your diet.

11. Avert hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids are a swollen vein in the anal canal and while not life threatening, these veins can be very painful. They are caused by too much pressure in the pelvic and rectal areas. Part and parcel with controlling constipation, fibre can prevent you from straining too much when going to the bathroom and thereby help alleviate hemorrhoids.

12. Control your weight

Many health problems are associated with being overweight, among them heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes and sleep apnea. To manage your weight and improve your overall health, doctors recommend a diet rich in fibre. Foods high in fibre will fill you up without costing you too many calories.

13. Detoxify your liver

We’re constantly consuming toxins, whether it is from drinks or food, and your liver is responsible for clearing these toxins out of your body. Many doctors are skeptical of fad detox diets, saying they have the potential to do more harm than good. Luckily, one of the best—and easiest—things you can eat to help detoxify your liver is fruits—like apples.

14. Boost your immune system

Red apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin. Recent studies have found that quercetin can help boost and fortify your immune system, especially when you're stressed out.

15. Prevent cataracts

Though past studies have been divided on the issue, recent long-term studies suggest that people who have a diet rich in fruits that contain antioxidants—like apples—are 10 to 15 per cent less likely to develop cataracts.

http://www.besthealthmag.ca/eat-well/nutrition/15-health-benefits-of-eating-apples

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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by mebad(m): 12:27pm On Apr 28, 2013
1st to comment
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by Odunharry(m): 12:29pm On Apr 28, 2013
mebad: 1st to comment
thief...lyk u.
Na 2 dy eat apple evryday b dat
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by Sibrah: 12:31pm On Apr 28, 2013
Hmmm! Nice
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by mebad(m): 12:32pm On Apr 28, 2013
do not envy my success.
Odunharry: thief...lyk u.
Na 2 dy eat apple evryday b dat

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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by moodswing(m): 12:34pm On Apr 28, 2013
Thank God. 1/5 of my fridge is filled with apples. And 3/5 with booze.

I won't die..

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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by jeffizy(m): 12:35pm On Apr 28, 2013
That's wonderful. Been chewing on apple for so long and I didn't know it's doing me some good.
Nice write - up.

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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by Ezekwesiri04(m): 12:36pm On Apr 28, 2013
Government should subsidize apple na

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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by harryboyng(m): 12:41pm On Apr 28, 2013
moodswing: Thank God. 1/5 of my fridge is filled with apples. And 3/5 with booze.

I won't die..
..u ar mouthed..na still booze sure pass..
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by eduson33(m): 12:42pm On Apr 28, 2013
if apple dey give white teeth,mine for don turn immaculate..

smh

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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by Odunharry(m): 12:42pm On Apr 28, 2013
mebad: do not envy my success.
lol...i na envy u..i dn c am,as i want poxt u jux kme 4m no wia
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by Kslib(m): 12:43pm On Apr 28, 2013
jeffizy: That's wonderful. Been chewing on apple for so long and I didn't know it's doing me some good.
Nice write - up.
Hmmmmn,if to say you dey really chew apple you for don notice one of the benefits the op list nah... The op give about 15 and you no notice any of the benefits??
Maybe you be all dose people wey dey eat one apple every month and keep screaming i'm a vegetarian oh!!!!
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by yogun(f): 12:44pm On Apr 28, 2013
From tomorrow, d tin kuku full everywhere

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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by Olaone1: 12:49pm On Apr 28, 2013
At least one/day. A must for Ola since 2006. Must be Pink Lady too.
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by Nobody: 12:54pm On Apr 28, 2013
I love eating apples awhole lot,nd d tin dey finish my money...nd talking abt weight control nah lie ooohhh wen eva I eat apples a lot for a long period of time I see my self putting on weight. Nd for fresh breath yes apples works lyk magic
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by Olaone1: 12:55pm On Apr 28, 2013
kamdyjenny: I love eating apples awhole lot,nd d tin dey finish my money...nd talking abt weight control nah lie ooohhh wen eva I eat apples a lot for a long period of time I see my self putting on weight. Nd for fresh breath yes apples works lyk magic
shocked shocked shocked
Really?!
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by nairaman66(m): 1:03pm On Apr 28, 2013
mebad: 1st to comment

What's your comment??

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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by yamunla(m): 1:12pm On Apr 28, 2013
And add to it that IT WILL MAKE U SEE YOUR unclothedness..as in for clear sight..ur eye go clear like Adam and Eve
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by Nobody: 1:17pm On Apr 28, 2013
kamdyjenny: I love eating apples awhole lot,nd d tin dey finish my money...nd talking abt weight control nah lie ooohhh wen eva I eat apples a lot for a long period of time I see my self putting on weight. Nd for fresh breath yes apples works lyk magic
Moderation is the key..Don't forget that apples are also full of sugar(=fat), and the body still finds it difficult to differentiate natural sugar from refined.
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by AdeniyiA(m): 1:17pm On Apr 28, 2013
akinolaaaa: 1. Get whiter, healthier teeth
An apple won’t replace your
toothbrush, but biting and chewing an
apple stimulates the production of
saliva in your mouth
, reducing tooth
decay by lowering the levels of
bacteria.
na spitting while talking be that o!
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by Visocrate(m): 1:19pm On Apr 28, 2013
GONA START EATING APPLE NOW INSPITE OF THE EXPENSIVE NATURE THOUGH DID PROJECT ON IT BUT DIDN'T CARE TO EAT IT
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by almasterpiece(m): 1:19pm On Apr 28, 2013
after all these people still die. they can still live as long as Metusela
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by moshoodn(m): 1:22pm On Apr 28, 2013
eduson33: if apple dey give white teeth,mine for don turn immaculate..

smh

MAYBE YOU OVER-ATE IT....

REMEMBER THE LAW OF DIMINISHING RETURN?

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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by ayodot(m): 1:26pm On Apr 28, 2013
I hope this apply to how local apples too? it will be much better if it does
Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by naijaguy77: 1:28pm On Apr 28, 2013
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Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by naijaguy77: 1:32pm On Apr 28, 2013
Apples huh!

Re: 15 Health Benefits Of Eating APPLE by Zamoni15(m): 1:42pm On Apr 28, 2013
mebad: 1st to comment
4 ur mind now u don win ama award........lolz

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