Do you remember the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”?
I certainly do!
But do you know why apples are so good for us? If not, here are several reasons why it’s good to include apples as part of your daily food intake.
- Apples are cooling in nature, with a sweet and sour flavor. Because of this, they help reduce heat and produce fluids in the body, specifically moistening dryness and cooling heat in the lungs (which interestingly enough helps protects the lungs from cigarette smoke).
- Help with indigestion. Apples contain malic and tartaric acid. These acids inhibit the growth of ferments and disease causing bacteria in the digestive tract.
- Apples also contain pectin which helps remove cholesterol, toxic metals such as lead and mercury, and even radiation residues.
- Benefits low blood sugar conditions and the emotional depression often associated with them.
- A poultice of grated apple over the eyes for twenty minutes helps relieve swelling and irritations such as sunburn and pink eye.
- They are cleansing and beneficial for the liver and gallbladder and can actually help soften gallstones.
Not to mention that they are a caloric dense food that just tastes good. So, the next time you feel the munchies coming on, reach for an apple. Not only will it satisfy that sweet tooth, it just plain does a body good!
–Information taken from Paul Pitchford’s Healing with Whole Foods.
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