Apples continue to be the number one most popular fruit. Apple trees
are the single-most cultivated fruit tree today. (Peach trees are second
Apples have been around for so long, they could be considered the
first fruit. Hieroglyphic writings from the Egyptian pyramids indicate
that they used the apple as food and medicine. The apple has been the
center of legends, folklore and biblical stories.
There are so many different varieties of apples that anyone should
be able to find one that suits their tastes. Since there are fall,
summer and winter varieties, they are plentiful year-round.
Apples are an alkaline food. Because they conain pectin, they are
also an eliminative food. Pectin from apples takes in excess water
in the intestines, making a soft bulk that creates a mild, nonirritating
stimulant. This stimulant helps the peristaltic movement and assists
in natural bowel elimination.
Individually, apples are not particularly abundant in any particular
vitiman, however the fruit contains significant amounts of almost every
kind of essential vitamin. Essentially, an apple is nature's perfect
Apples contain a generous amount of calcium, and vitamins A and C.
Apples are helpful for low blood pressure and the hardening of the
arteries because theu purify the blood. Apples are beneficial to the
lymphatic system. The peelings of the apple contain significant nutritive
value, which is why when juicing be sure to include everything, peel
Fresh apple juice is good for everyone. Mixed with celery, as described
in the waldorf recipe, it
is a wonderful tonic that has great healthful benefits, especially
if consumed every day.