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Apples continue to be the number one most popular fruit. Apple trees are the single-most cultivated fruit tree today. (Peach trees are second place)

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.

Beneficial Effects

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 multi-vitamin.

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 and all.

Juicing Apples

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.

Nutrition facts for Apples

81 calories, 0.5 grams fat, Carbohydrates: 21 grams, Fiber: 4 grams, Protein: 0.26 grams



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