As simple as it may seem, apples are one of the healthiest fruits/foods a person can eat.
They may help in reducing the risk of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and many other illnesses.
As they’re high in polyphenols (antioxidants), vitamin C, and fiber, they might help in reducing the effects of asthma and prevent Alzheimer disease.
To get the double effect of apples on the body, it’s advised to eat it with its skin, it’s rich of vitamin C on the outside and the inside.
Concerning the effect apples have on cancer, studies have shown that it can help prevent many types of cancer, specially lung cancer. Apples are rich of antioxidants, which is why cancer can be prevented.
Although it might sound contradicting to what has been said above, if apples are consumed with an excessive unhealthy diet, they might contribute in weight gain.
Another fact you didn’t know about apples, is the poison contained in its seeds. The seeds contain a substance called amygdalin, cyanide (a poison) which can come in contact with digestive enzymes, and if consumed in a high quantity, it can be fatal. Since a seed or two won’t affect the body because it can handle it, ask for medical intervention immediately if you or a child chewed lots of seeds.