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Health Benefits Apple

Apples are extremely diverse fruit, and adding them into some of our slow juices is a no brainer. The following are some of the health benefits they contain.

Powerful anti-oxidant

Apples are full of a very versatile array of polyphenols, which work together to produce some very powerful anti-oxidant effects - protecting the body from free radicals and toxins. The anti-oxidant qualities of apples particularly excel at decreasing the oxidization of cell membrane fats. This has huge positive implications for the cardiovascular system, where the oxidization of cell membrane fats in blood vessels is a primary risk factor for clogging of the arteries.

Helps maintain a healthy cardiovascular system

In addition to the benefits brought by apple’s rich anti-oxidant effects, the cardiovascular system greatly benefits from the pectin contained within apples. This is because pectin acts to lower cholesterol levels. It is worth noting that most shop bought apple juice actually has the pectin filtered out, it is only present in raw juice.

Acts as a preventative measure against Alzheimer’s

Apples contain quercetin, a compound that has been found to help protect brain cells from degeneration.

Supports the immune system

Apples have a large amount of vitamin C in them, helping boost and support the immune system.

Improve cognition

Apples contain potassium, which is used by the brain to keep the transmission of electrical signals it uses to control the body run optimally.

Lowers blood pressure

The potassium in apples also eases tension in the blood vessels, dilating them and reducing blood pressure.

Aids weight loss

Whilst apples have a very high nutrient content, they have very few calories. This makes them perfect for anyone looking to lose or control their weight.

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