eating_greenapplePhysicians have suggested that a diet rich in fruits and vegetables may be used to reduce the risks of chronic illnesses, among them cardiovascular disease and cancer. Apples are a rich source of a photochemical which is linked with reducing the risk of contracting some diseases, such as cancer.


Reduces the risk of cancer

Apple consumption has been linked with the reduction of cancer, in particular, lung cancer. Apple is the only fruit associated with a decrease in lung cancer. Women who consume at least one serving of apple per day have a higher chance of a reduced risk of lung cancer. Other studies have found that the consumption of apple together with onions helps to minimize the risk of lung cancer in both males and females. However, the individuals should both be non-smokers.


Prevents hair loss and boosts its growth

Throughout history, there is evidence of a personal relationship between hair and self-esteem. Hair loss, or alopecia, is a concern for men, women, and children. Just like other body cells require nutrients, hairs too need nutrients to grow and remain healthy. Apples are rich in fiber and a variety of essential nutrients. They are also rich in antioxidants, making it a cell-renewing substance. Unripe apples contain Procyanidin B-2, a natural compound that appears to handle proteins in a way that makes new hair grow.


Asthma and pulmonary functions

Green apple consumption has been inversely linked with asthma and positively associated with general pulmonary health. Green apples with pear intake has been associated with a decreased risk of asthma and a decrease in bronchial hypersensitivity.  Green apples are full of vitamins and minerals that can help strengthen the immune system by helping your body fight off allergies and allergic reactions. If you are suffering from asthma, eating at least one green apple a day will help boost your immune system and manage the condition.


Diabetes and weight loss

Eating fruit twice a week could cut the chance of developing type 2 diabetes by 23%. Research done on people with pre-diabetes has found that apples could help people avoid developing diabetes. Twenty-four hours after apple consumption, the symptoms of pre-diabetes were weaker because green apples can give your stomach a sense of satisfaction, helping you not to overeat with them. Since green apples don’t contain any bad cholesterol, one can quickly reduce one’s weight and remain healthy by consuming green apples.


Nourish the skin and improve its texture

The beauty market, an extraordinary, fascinating area of global consumption, has witnessed dramatic changes in the last two decades reflecting the various economic, social, and cultural transformations taking place in different parts of the modern, global world. Among the ingredients that make those products are green apples. Green apple extract is a common ingredient in most beauty products. The antioxidants present in green apples help fight wrinkles and rejuvenate your skin. Being rich in vitamins, which moisturize your skin and improve its texture, green apples can also contribute to preventing and controlling skin ailments such as acne and pimples. A green apple a day can boost the appearance and texture of your skin. A face mask of green apples helps rejuvenate your skin.

It seems that an apple a day can really be as good at keeping the doctor away as the old saying says it is.


By Sarah Roach