An old saying is “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. But the question arises “Is that true for green apple too?” Yes, of course it certainly holds true even for green apples. Granny Smith apples commonly known as Green apples. Green apples are full of antioxidants that improve health. Green Apples are one of the most exotic and amazing fruits that Mother Nature has blessed us with. They contain a lot of essential nutrients and vitamins which should form a part of each and every person’s daily diet. Green apples are crisp, tart apples that make a delicious snack or a tasteful addition to recipes. Because these green apples are have a higher acid content than other apples, they take longer to go brown once you cut into them. There are various sub-species of green apples, the most notable of them being, the Australian Granny Ramsey Smith and the American Newtown Pippin.
1. WEIGHT LOSS
Green Apples are low in calories, providing a minimal 80 calories for a medium 3-inch piece of fruit.Soluble fiber, which is present in the soft inside part of the apple, attracts water in your intestinal tract. It forms a gel-like substance, which slows digestion and forces food to back up into your stomach. It also collects the fats in the blood vessels and helps in maintaining proper blood flow to the heart preventing the chances of strokes. The high fiber content of Granny Smith apples further helps your weight-loss goals by improving satiety.
2. REGULATES BLOOD SUGAR
It helps in stabilizing blood sugar which is particularly important if you have diabetes and will prevent you from the risk of having diabetes. Foods rich in soluble fiber delay absorption of sugar in your small intestine and may lower your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes. It is been reported that women who eat an apple a day there chances of developing Type 2 Diabetes reduces to just 30%. Make sure you meet your daily fiber recommendation for maximum benefits. A medium 3-inch Granny Smith apple provides about 5 grams of dietary fiber.
3. ANTI OXIDANTS
Apples are the main source of flavonoids and are rich in vitamin C. Not only flavonoids green apple are rich inpolyphenol and all other forms of antioxidant too. Vitamin C and flavonoids act as antioxidants in your system and neutralize harmful free radicals. Having an abundance of free radicals roaming through your body leads to permanent damage of healthy cells and increases your risk of chronic diseases. These antioxidants help in cell re-building and cell rejuvenation. This also helps in maintaining healthy and glowing skin. The antioxidants also protect liver and ensure its proper functioning. They can prevent various forms of cancer, DNA damage, heart disease, diabetes and stroke
4. HEALTHY STRONG TEETH
Green Apple helps in keeping teeth healthy. Biting and chewing the tough, fibrous skin of the green apple stimulates saliva production. The extreme tartness of these apples aids in more salivation than a sweeter type of red apple. It prevents deadly teeth plague rheumatism, by helping in proper functioning of the thyroid gland. High levels of saliva decrease bacteria in your mouth that attack teeth and cause cavities. Green apples are high in acid, which can break down tooth enamel so as a precaution, a glass of water with apple proves to be helpful in minimizing any damage from that acid.
5. HEALTHIER HEART
Green apples have slightly higher potassium content than other types of apples. Potassium is an electrolyte that keeps fluid balanced in and around cells. This process is vital to everyday electrical flow through your body, a function that makes your heart beat. If you don’t get enough potassium each day, you may wind up having an irregular heartbeat. Studies show that people who ate two apples a day could lower their LDL (bad) cholesterol by 16 percent.
6. BEAUTIFUL SKIN
While eating the green apple helps the skin replenish moisture, it’s the acids in the fruit that can help smooth fine lines of ones body. A green apple mask made by blending its pieces with other ingredients helps in replenishing the skin and makes it soft, fresh and clean.
7. SMOOTH SCALP
A lot of people suffer from the problem of dandruff. It apparently turns out apple cider vinegar can be key to stop non ending dandruff. Apple cider vinegar may neutralize the fungus (Malassezia furfur) and restore the pH balance of the scalp linked to the production of those pesky flakes.
8. IMPROVES DIGESTION
The acids in apple cider vinegar have been shown to improve digestion and deter the growth of disease-causing bacteria in the digestive tract. Plus, the minerals in the vinegar (potassium, sodium, calcium and magnesium) bind to and neutralize the acids in the digestive tract to make it more alkaline when necessary. Malic and tartaric acids inhibit fermentation in the intestines and the soluble fiber, pectin, encourages the growth of beneficial bacteria in the digestive tract.