"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" such a statement, not without reason. For a variety of new research is confirming a number of apples for health benefits for all ages, from infants to the elderly. Even the research conducted on 100 foods to measure the concentration of antioxidants, place the apples in the rankings to 12th.
Benefits of apples
Researchers and nutritionists say that Apple has fibers that can bind fats and sugars. Apple and the nutrients are in it played an important role in promoting human health in some way. Benefits of apples more than bind fats and sugars also help heart health, lowering cholesterol levels, inhibited the oxidation and reduce some types of stroke, helps control weight as it contains low fat fiber, improve the health of the lung, prostate and colon as well as keep the liver by inhibiting tumor growth or cancer related.
And the benefits of an Apple is not just for organs in humans, but is also able to improve bone health by providing a good source of minerals for our bones.
After learning the benefits of apples for us in the above description, then consuming apples regularly surely will bring any good to our health.
Apple is also the best fruit which could be introduced to infants aged 6 months and above, in addition to very easy serving, easy to digest and full of nutrients. Apples that have been mashed, full of nutrients but also easily digested by babies. And Apple flavors tend to be flexible, so it can be mixed with vegetables, milk and even ground beef. Apples can also be blended in the manufacture of pastry to cake.
Other Apple benefits for infants also can be as stimulating the growth of a baby tooth, do I simply by entering an Apple that has been washed clean into the cooler and give to your baby when baby needs it, to stimulate growth and ease the pain of his teeth during its growth.
How to cook apples
- Baked Apples are flavorful and delicious when baked.
- Steamed with steaming nutrition most of the apples will stay awake
- Boiled Boiled Apple with a little amount of water is also good especially for the baby, so you do not need to add water to make Apple sauce or pureed baby fruit of your baby. By adding a few spices will add to the taste.
Apple nutrients (Nutrients at a medium-size apples)
- Vitamin A – 73 IU
- Vitamin C – 9 mg
- Folate (important during pregnancy)-4 mcg
- Vitamin E – 66 IU
- Potassium-158 mg
- Calcium-9.5 mg
- Phosphorus-9.5 mg
- Magnesium-7 mg
- Selenium-.4 mg
- Also contains small amounts of iron, manganese, copper and zinc.