Apple – The Healthy Diet

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Nutritional facts of Apple:

  • Rich in Vitamin A & C
  • Vitamin A is rich in outer skin than its flesh.
  • Vitamin C is higher just below the skin.
  • Other vitamins included Vitamin K, Thiamine, Riboflavin & Vitamin B6.

Nutritional facts of Apple:

Protein – 0.2%, Fat – 0.5%, Minerals – 0.3%, Fibre – 1%, Carbohydrates – 13.4% Minerals & Vitamins, Calcium – 10 mg, Phosphorus – 14 mg, Iron – 1 mg, Vitamin A – 40 (International unit) small amount of Vitamin E & B complex also present.

Medicinal Value of Apple:

  • Apple is an excellent source of energy.
  • It contains sugars which are easily absorbed by body. Hence weak & ill people are advised to have apples for gaining weight & easy recovery.
  • Nutritional value of apple makes it useful for digestion, stomach disorders, anemia, weakness, dental care, dysentery, heart disease, rheumatism, eye disorders, cancer, gout & skin care.
  • Iron in apple helps in formation of blood.
  • Raw apples good for constipation.
  • For diarrhea cooked or baked apples gives good remedy.
  • Tooth decay can be prevented by regular consumption as they possess a mouth cleansing property.
  • It is useful for kidney stone problems.
  • Apple peel water is an excellent medicine for inflamed eye as eyewash. The pulp is applied over closed eyes.

Beauty Tips

  • Apple milkshake is an excellent face mask which gives glow to dull skin.
  • This is a best natural face whitener; apple skin helps to remove black spot, hair conditioner and natural hair softener.
  • Apple is used in various skin related beauty treatments.

Diets of Apple:

  • 3 apples / day – foundation for permanent fat loss.
  • An apple before each meal without changing other eating habits can help in weight loss.
  • In addition to having 3 apples / day, dieters are advised to include six servings of other fruits & veg. This will allow you to reduce your intake of calories without experiencing hunger.
  • No other dietary restrictions are required.
  • The theory in that it dieters eat an apple before each meal; the fiber content in apple will fill them up causing them to eat less during the meal.

GOLDEN APPLE RULE: EAT AN APPLE BEFORE EACH MEAL