The ancient Teutons also told themselves that the gods were eternally young and immortal because they were given a golden apple every day by the youthful goddess Iduna.Apple-Symbol Of Life
And What Does Today’s Science Say?
The main thing (85%) is the apple made from water – or better: from delicious apple juice. To contribute to its healthy effects:
Carbohydrates (12g). Fruit and glucose are in a balanced ratio, which is also very tolerated for diabetics.
Pectin and cellulose (up to 2.3 g per apple) are valuable fiber and help digestion and intestinal health. Pectins are indigestible fibers, which are considered as “intestinal cleaner” and help with purification. By the way, they also improve the intestinal flora. Pectin lowers cholesterol levels as well as garlic, green tea or flaxseed. (Already 3 apples per day can be enough). It also provides a feeling of fullness, so that apples are concomitantly for the weight loss conducive. Dried apple rings or naturally cloudy apple juice are just as effective.
A grated apple is a master at diarrhea . Pectin binds the water, protects the mucous membranes and tannins take the inflammation.
In the case of leaky gut syndrome – the holey intestinal wall – the pectins, among other things, repair the intestinal mucosa and inhibit the inflammation.
Flavonoids (including rutin) support the intestinal cells in the degradation of toxic substances and thus reduce the risk of cancer.
Quercetin – a secondary plant compound – kills viruses, neutralizes free radicals along with vitamin C and helps prevent cancer.
Vascular protective substances contribute to the lowering of the blood pressure – in the morning on an empty stomach eat an apple and chew well, which supports a diet that pays attention to the heart and circulation.
Bioactive substances (phenolic acids and carotenoids) protect against cardiovascular diseases and cancer.
Fruit acids – malic acid dissolves uric acid and is thus a natural remedy for rheumatism or gout .
5 to 35 mg of vitamin C (especially in and under the shell) together with the vitamins E, A, B1, B2, B6, folic acid and beta-carotene strengthen the body’s defenses.
More than 20 valuable minerals such as potassium (100-180mg), calcium, magnesium, iron phosphorus and sulfur keep your metabolism going.
An apple in the morning stimulates your body and mind and makes you fit for the whole day.
An acidic apple lowers the fever and promotes urinary excretion.
An apple before bed (or warm apple juice or apple tea) guarantees a deep, firm sleep. The B vitamins help with potassium and phosphorus as a nerve and the pectin, which ensures an even distribution of blood sugar during the night .
Who wants to stop smoking, should eat more apples. Cigarette smoke and apple flavor are incompatible. The more often an apple is enjoyed instead of the cigarette, the less the cigarette tastes. And while, incidentally, the body is supplied with vitamins and minerals, at the same time the detoxification gets going.
The classic three-day apple cure – makes the intestine healthy. It strengthens the heart and nerves, helps with vascular diseases, kidney inflammation in rheumatism and gout or high cholesterol and helps with weight loss.
Eat 8-10 unpeeled, ripe apples throughout the day. Chew until you have produced applesauce and apple juice in your mouth. If the intestine is too sensitive, rub it first, preferably on a glass grater.
An apple mask in cosmetics – helps with acne, cleanses and tones the skin
Puree two apples and stir in a little fresh lemon juice or honey until they get a consistent consistency. Spread this mask on the face and let it work for 15 minutes. After regular use, you have a wonderfully healthy apple-clean and delicate facial skin.
Apple cider vinegar – as an immune-stimulant
Apple cider vinegar contains all the important constituents of apples and acts similar to these. Mix 2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar with 2 teaspoons of honey with 150 ml of warm water and sip it in the morning before breakfast.
Conditioner for shiny and soft hair.
Add 250 ml of apple cider vinegar to 500 ml of warm water and let it soak in for approx. 10 minutes immediately after shampooing. Then rinse thoroughly.
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