An apple a day keeps a doctor away addressing the health effects of the fruit, the proverb suggests that apples may reduce the risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer. Delicious and crunchy, apples are one of the most popular fruits, favorite of health conscious, fitness lovers who believe in the concept "health is wealth".
Apples are low in calories; 100 g of fresh fruit slices provide only 50 calories. They, however, contain no saturated fats or cholesterol. Nonetheless, the fruit is rich in dietary fiber. Apple fruit contains good quantities of vitamin-C and beta-carotene. Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body. Apple also contains a small amount of minerals like potassium, phosphorus, and calcium.
Eat apple fruit as they are, along with their peel in order to get maximum health-benefits. Cloudy as well as clear apple juice is a healthy alternative drink with dinner. Eating and drinking apples and apple juice, in conjunction with a balanced diet, can protect the brain from the effects of oxidative stress and that we should eat such antioxidant-rich foods. Apples are also good for treatment of the Acid reflux condition also called gerd (gastro esophageal reflux disease). Sliced apples turn brown on exposure to air. If you have to serve them sliced, rinse slices in water added with few drops of fresh lemon to avoid browning.