Blog

Impressive Health Benefits of Apples – World Apple Day 2020


Oct 21st, 2020
Events Nutrition.Food.Drink

Wednesday 21st October 2020 is World Apple Day! First made an official event in 1990 in Covent Garden, this event has been celebrated every year and has grown from a local event to one celebrated all over. It has grown from a simple celebration of the apple to a recognition of cultural and genetic diversity in food.

Apples can sometimes get a bad rep due to high sugar content, but they are an exceptionally healthy fruit with many research-backed benefits. Here are some of the key benefits that apples may give…

 

1. May Help to Lower Cholesterol
Apples contain a natural fibre called pectin, and some research found that eating pectin-rich whole apples had cholesterol-lowering effects in healthy volunteers, compared to apple juice which did not. Any reduction is likely to be worth it in terms of reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease such as heart attack or stroke.

2. Could Help to Prevent Obesity
Some studies have shown that pectin extracted from apples may help to regulate the gut bacteria, which in turn may help to prevent obesity and other inflammatory disorders. Also due to the high fibre and water content in apples, they are a very filling fruit, which may prevent people from over-eating.

3. Good for Gut Health
Pectin acts as a prebiotic, this means that it feeds the good bacteria in your gut. Your small intestine doesn’t absorb fibre during digestion, instead it goes to your colon where it can promote the growth of good bacteria.

4. Linked to Lower Risk of Diabetes
In one study, eating an apple a day was linked to a 28% lower risk of type 2 diabetes, compared to not eating any apples. Even eating just a few apples per week had a similarly protective effect. It’s possible that the polyphenols in apples help prevent tissue damage to beta cells in your pancreas. Beta cells produce insulin in your body and are often damaged in people with type 2 diabetes.

So, an apple a day really does keep the doctor away! You can start your World Apple Day celebration by gobbling down one of any number of delicious apple varieties, or try our 100% Pure Apple Juice! The apples come to our farm in Shropshire and are pressed and bottled so we deliver to you a low carbon footprint pure apple juice in its simplest form – delicious!


Share Post


Leave Us A Comment

Leave a Reply


Related Posts