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An Apple a Day...

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" – Is that true? This saying has a scientific background: An apple combines many vitamins and mineral substances; it contains especially high levels of vitamin C and potassium. Apples are also rich in pectin, a dietary fibre which is important for a good digestion and a long feeling of satiety. The flavonoids (secondary plant products) contained have a positive effect on the immune system, can be anti-inflammatory and can even lower the risk of certain cancer types. Apples consist of app. 85% of water; they are thus rather low-calorie. By the way: Most vitamins are in or directly under the peel. We thus suggest you to eat the apple with the peel. Do not forget to wash your apple before eating it (for hygienic reasons)!

The following health suggestions have been taken from different sources. VI.P thus assumes no liability for the correctness of the contents:
 
Cholesterol

Cholesterol

Apples are again and again mentioned as being protective against heart attacks. Because of the high levels of phytochemicals such as phenol acids and flavonoids and as part of a cholesterol low diet these fruits can prevent heart diseases as an elevated cholesterol level is a considerable risk factor for all diseases of the cardiovascular system.

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Dental hygiene

Dental hygiene

Apples are also ideal for dental hygiene!
The trace element fluorine strengthens the construction of teeth, hardens enamel and prevents tooth decay.
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Improved Respiration

Improved Respiration

The antioxidant substances of apples also have a positive effect on respiration. The lung volume of both healthy persons and asthmatic patients increases and if you are a sporty person, you can enhance your sports performance.
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Protection for the brain

Protection for the brain

Two laboratory studies of the American Cornell University show that the regular consumption of apples could help preventing Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease because the antioxidants of fresh apples can protect brain cells against the harmful action of free radicals.
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Reduced Risk of Cancer

Reduced Risk of Cancer

Rai Hai Liu, a nutritionist of New York Cornell University, put laboratory rats that were especially vulnerable to breast cancer on a 24-week apple diet. The result was that the tumor risk decreased by up to 44 percent, whereas already existing tumors shrank by up to 61 percent.
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The perfect protection for the heart

The perfect protection for the heart

Just two apples per day reduce the heart attack risk by up to 30 percent. The secret? Pectin blocks the growth of bacteria that may lead to vessel deposits. Potassium and magnesium lower cholesterol as effectively as medications and flavonoids can even remove vessel deposits.
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UV protection from inside

UV protection from inside

The protective effect of apples against sunburn and skin cancer has only recently been discovered. More than 600 precious carotenoids preserve the skin from UV damages and protect the skin like a sunscreen with sun-protection factor 3 in case of regular consumption.
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