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Friday, January 22, 2010

Miracle of Apples

Friday, January 22, 2010
There's even a saying "An apple a day, keep the doctor away!" this proverb is not excessive. Apples had always known as a nutrient-rich fruit. A recent study found a component in the apple called 'pectin' is able to increase the amount of good bacteria in the gut.

Microbiologist have been conducting research to test the effects of apple consumption by rats fed with apples, either eaten immediately or by juice. The experts then examined the gut bacteria in rats turned out that the number of good bacteria in their intestines increases. Good bacteria is not only beneficial for the health of the digestive tract, but also reduce the risk of some diseases.

'Pectin' is also believed to reduce levels of bad cholesterol in our bodies. In addition, an apple contains about 8 mg of vitamin C.
We can also meet efficacy of apple in the teeth. When we eat an apple, the taste of the apple will stimulate our salivary glands to produce more saliva which can 'wash' teeth from bacteria.

In the apple also contains a substance called 'quercetin', a substance that can destroy the influenza virus when the body was not fit. Besides apples, the flu virus-fighting substances are also found in onions, broccoli, and tea


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