Saturday, April 16, 2011

The benefit of Phytochemicals in Apples

Apples (Rosaceae Malus domestica) is a fruit that is highly recommended to be consumed than other fruits. The experts agree that apples contain all the mineral elements required according to the dosage needed for the body.

One of the important chemical compounds in apple fruit is a phytochemical. This substance will be functioning as an antioxidant that can fight bad cholesterol (LDL), which potentially clog the blood vessels.
With the antioxidant content, then damage the cells or tissue of blood vessels can be prevented. At the same time, the antioxidant will increase good cholesterol (HDL) is beneficial for preventing heart disease and blood vessels. In a study in Finland in 1996, that people who diet containing phytochemicals, low risk for cardiac illness.

Phytochemical substances found in apple skin, according to a study at Cornell University in the United States, is also beneficial inhibit colon cancer cell growth by 43 percent and can reduce the incidence of lung cancer. The researchers believe the respiratory function will be better because the content of phytochemicals in the apples absorb the negative effects of oxidants that damage organs.

By looking at the remarkable ability of the apple, the expression "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" was very appropriate. By eating an apple every day will make our body healthy.