You might have heard this saying “eat an apple a day to keep the doctor away”. This saying is not far from the truth at all. Apples are rich in flavonoids and antioxidants to promote heart health. Apple is an excellent source of soluble fiber, which helps to slow down digestion and the craving for more food, also helps with digestion. According to the reports lead by researcher Francis Raul, PhD, research director of the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research in Strasbourg, France, the natural fiber in apples ferments in the colon, it produces chemicals that help fight the formation of cancer cells. Apples contain quercetin, a powerful antioxidant that protects brain cells from degeneration in rats and might do the same in humans. Eat the skin to get maximum disease-fighting compounds.
The immense benefits of apples are undoubtedly ranked at the top of the fruit chart. However, apples are prone to insects, worms and scales so they are sprayed with lots of pesticides. To get the full benefit of an apple, we should eat the skin and not just the meat inside. So in order to avoid the harmful pesticides to our bodies, it is advisable to get organic apples, or to thoroughly wash and immerse the entire apples in a tub of salted water for a long time to wash off as much pesticides as you can.