Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Nutrition, Calories and Health Benefits of Apples

Apples are one of the fruits of the most widely cultivated tree. Apple fruit is consumed as raw or as juice apples mostly, but also used as a dessert. Apple pie is one of the most favorite dessert.

Apples are known for their ability to reduce the risk of several cancers including colon cancer, lung and prostate cancer. High amount of fiber in apples is responsible especially in reducing the risk of colon cancer that can even cause death if not treated properly at an early stage.

Apples contain no cholesterol. Apple fiber, helps in controlling cholesterol by preventing or reducing the absorption of oil again. Research has shown that apples are good for heart patients and can also be useful for people who are trying to lose weight.

Apples contain vitamins A, B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, and C. Also contains essential minerals such as Iron, Calcium, Magnesium, Zinc, Phosphorus and Potassium.

Calories in apples: Compared with some fruits, apples contain relatively high amounts of calories. 100g apple will contain about 218 Kilo Jules energy. Regardless of the calories, all the other health benefits and vital nutrients can give us apples, apples are one of the best, easily available fruit and recommended to be part of your daily diet.

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