Monday, 21 November 2011

Benefits of Apple

Health Benefits of Apple:
·         Apples contain an impressive list of essential nutrients, which are required for normal growth and development and overall nutritional well-being.
  • Apple fruit also has tanin womb. Tanin is a substance that works to clean and freshen the mouth. So it cleans teeth and strengthens gum.
  • Those who suffer from gout and rheumatism, eat apple regularly because it will aid healing.
·         Apple also contains small amount of minerals like potassium, phosphorus, and calcium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure; thus counters the bad influences of sodium. Apples are rich in mineral called boron that helps in promoting the growth of bones.
  • Will make the cholesterol level lower. Eating 2 apples a day will reduce your cholesterol level up to 10 %.
  • One of the uterus apple fruit is good for prevent disease is flavoid. Flavoid is a substance that functions reduce the risk of cancer.
  • Apples form the invaluable nerve and brain food as those are rich in phosphorous and the people who are suffering from nerve and brain exhaustion should always prefer to eat more than two apples a day that too at the beginning of each meal.
  • Another benefit of apple is for those who have problem with their stomach. If you have problem with indigestion, eat apples before meals.
  • An apple a day helps in healthy functioning of lungs. Researchers found that the people who eat apples have a lung capacity of 128 milliliters more than the people who don’t eat apples. Eating apples help to slow down the process of natural decline of lung function that occurs with age.
  • Detoxify the body and has an antiviral property. Drinking an apple juice, 3 times a day, is said to prevent virus from settling in the body.
  • Apple will also prevent constipation because it helps digestion.
·         Apples are low in calories; 100 g of fresh fruit slices provide only 50 calories. Apples are rich in dietary fibers. The dietary fibers help protect the mucous membrane of the colon from exposure to toxic substances by binding to cancer causing chemicals in the colon.
  • One large apple supplies almost 30% of minimum amount of fiber that should be consumed daily.
  • Grated apple, when mixed with live yogurt may be helpful in cases of diarrhea.
·         Apple fruit contains good quantities of vitamin-C and beta-carotene. Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant.
  • Eating apples everyday is the good solution to control and prevent heart diseases especially heart strokes.
·         Apple fruit is a good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamin, and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6). Together these vitamins help as co-factors for enzymes in metabolism as well as in various synthetic functions inside the body.
·         Apples are fiber-rich, so good for people who are in a diet program. This is because the high fiber prevents hunger come so much faster.
Apple related some beauty tips:
Eating an apple a day not only provides health benefits to maintain good health but also helps in maintaining the beauty and make you look beautiful. The benefits that apple provides in terms of beautyinclude the following.
  • The skin wrinkles can be controlled and can be removed by eating an apple daily instead of trying out other artificial things to control them.
  • Due to the presence of a compound named Procyanidin in apples, eating apples helps to stimulate hair growth.
  • Apple which is made into paste is used as a face mask which helps to make your skin smooth and also helps to prevent pimples by which you look attractive.
·         Don’t waste the skin of apple, grind the apple skin into a fine paste add 2 tsp of honey to it and apply this mask to your face. Wash after 20 minutes.
·         Take a bottle and fill half of apple cider vinegar and half of rose water with a few extra drops of rosemary or lavender oil. It serves as a great anti-acne toner basically which is so easy, and a really cheap thing to make.
·         Apple-Oatmeal Scrub:
2 tablespoons rolled oats
1 1/2 teaspoons cornmeal
1 tablespoon honey
1/2 medium apple, cored, peeled and finely chopped
Use a fork to mix the oatmeal and cornmeal with the honey in a bowl to create a paste. Combine paste with the apple in a food processor set on pulse until well blended. Spread the mixture on your face and scrub gently in a circular motion to remove dead skin cells. Rinse with warm water, then pat dry and admire your new glow.
·         Apple-honey Glow Mask:
1/2 cored apple
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon dried sage
Pulse ingredients in a food processor, combining well. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes. Apply this mixture to a clean face. With your fingertips, begin gently patting your face. Continue until the mixture feels very, very sticky–this will bring the blood to the surface of your skin, making it glow. Rinse with warm water.
·         To Reduce Wrinkles and Inflammation
Grate an unripe apple and apply to clean skin to heal and improve the appearance of fine wrinkles or inflammation. Allow pulp to remain on skin for 10 to 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.
·         Oily Skin/Acne Healing Mask
Mix equal parts grated raw apple (or unsweetened applesauce) and honey. Apply mixture to a clean face and allow to remain on skin for 10 minutes. Rinse with cool water.
·         To Reduce Eye Puffiness
Mix 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce with one small grated raw potato. Lie down and apply to eyes, covering with a warm damp washcloth, if desired. Allow to remain on for 10 to 20 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
·         Autumn Magic Facial Mask
This formula soothes and nourishes skin and nerves, and provides gentle exfoliating action.
1/4 cored apple, peeled and grated
1 tablespoon rolled oats
1 teaspoon cream
1 teaspoon honey
Combine all ingredients thoroughly. Apply to clean face, massaging gently, and allow mixture to remain on skin for 10 minutes. Rinse with warm water.
Some Delicious Recipes of Apples
Fried Apples
Fried Apples may be served with breakfast or as a side-dish in meal.
·         10 medium granny smith apples, sliced
·         ½ tsp cinnamon
·         1 cup brown sugar
·         ¼ tsp nutmeg
·         ½ cup butter
Melt butter in a heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Add apples, brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Sauté 15 to 20 minutes or until apples are tender. Fried Apples are ready to be served. 

Chicken with Apple Stuffing

·         2 ½  cup apple juice
·         1 bunch green onion, chopped
·         4 tbsp parsley, minced
·         4 granny smith apples, peeled and chopped
·         8 boneless chicken breasts, halved
·         4 tbsp butter
·         1 cup whole wheat bread crumbs
·         ½ tsp salt
·         2 tbsp cornstarch
·         Hot cooked rice
        In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 2 tbsp of the butter. Add the onions and sauté, stirring for about 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in half cup apple juice and the chopped apples, bread crumbs, parsley, and salt. Mix well. Remove mixture to a bowl and set aside. Wipe pan. Flatten the chicken breast halves by pounding between pieces of plastic wrap (I put them in an open food storage bag, one at a time, and gently pound until flat). Divide the crumb mixture evenly over the center of each piece of chicken. Roll up, tucking the ends under. Secure rolls with toothpicks. Add the remaining butter to the pan over medium-high heat. When the butter is melted, add the chicken rolls. Cook until browned on all sides. Add half cup apple juice. Cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook slowly for 45 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish and remove the toothpicks. Add the cornstarch to the pan juices; stir until smooth. Stir in the remaining apple juice; bring to a boil. Cook stirring until the sauce is thickened. Serve chicken rolls with hot cooked rice and sauce. Garnish with parsley sprigs, if desired.

Honey and orange Baked Apples

·         2 tbsp grated orange peel
·         1 cup orange juice
·         2/3 cup honey
·         3 tbsp red cinnamon candies
·         6 tart apples
·         Whipped cream or topping

In a saucepan combine the honey, candies, orange peel, and orange juice. Bring to a boil and cook until candies are dissolved, stirring frequently. Peel and core the apples; arrange in an 8-inch baking dish. Pour the hot syrup over the apples. Bake uncovered at 350° for 1 hour, or until apples are tender, turning occasionally. Top each serving with some of the juice and whipped cream or topping. You may also top with any other desired topping.