7 Good Reasons To Eat An Apple
There’s much truth to the old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”.
Apples are loaded with nutritional components that promote good health and that help to clear the body of toxic residues.
The ancient healers who studied the Doctrine of Plant Food Signatures noticed something interesting too.
That when you slice an apple cross ways, you’ll notice a perfect 5 pointed star in the middle. And believe it or not, this has specific relevance to our own physicality, because when we stand tall, separate your legs and stretch our arms out wide, we actually stand in the shape of a 5 pointed star too!
Yes that's right, by divine design, Apples are one of those foods from mother nature that target the entire human body.
Ancient History & Wisdom
Apples are believed to have originated in a mountainous area between what is now the Black and Caspian Sea in an area called the Caucasus. They have existed for the length of recorded history. The people of that region are commonly considered the ancestors of most of the peoples of modern Europe, Persia, Afghan and India apparently taking apples along with them.
Apples were called, “Gods healing angels,” by the ancient, diet-conscious Essenes.
Apples were Egypt’s meal in the Opening of the M ceremony, the OM.
The “Queen of all Foods,” pe’le’el – to eat of Gaea herself.
Dating as far back as the New Stone Age, the healthful image of apples probably was founded by Greek myths. In these myths, apples are a symbol of knowledge and immortality. In one myth, Hercules achieves immortality by eating a sacred apple. In other myths, apples are associated with the healing gods Apollo, Hercules and Dionysus.
In Norse mythology, apples were given a more positive persona; a magic apple was said to keep people young forever.
A second-century Roman physician, Galen and Hippocrates discovered apple’s digestive qualities and a custom of serving fresh fruit, particularly apples, at the end of a meal arose.
The medieval physician’s bible, called The Salerno Medical School’s Prescription for Health, taught healing applications of cooking apples for disturbances of the bowels, lungs and nervous system, to mention just a few.
Even the name "Tolman" represents a type of Apple called the, "Tolman Sweeting", hence the Apple symbol in our logo.
Apple Health Benefits
There are so many powerful benefits of eating apples.
Here’s 7 good reasons why you should make sure you eat an apple every single day….
1. Packed with Nutrition
The easiest way to add a dose of nutrition to your day is by crunching on a tasty apple.
Apples are grown throughout the world and are high in fibre, vitamins, minerals and 12,000 other photolytic health guardians. They are fat-free, cholesterol-free and supplement free.
What vitamins are in apples?
A high-antioxidant fruit, apples are not only full of vitamin C but also 4 other antioxidants that are nutritionally beneficial. These are:
- Chlorogenic Acid
In addition, apples also contain other important elements for your body and health such as:
- Vitamin A
Apples are a great source of phenolic compounds and flavonoids.
In fact, when held up against other all other kinds of fruit, apples take the prize for having the highest proportion of free phenolic compounds!
Thanks to this power-packed nutritional profile, apples do a great job at not only at boosting your immune system, but also combating damage caused by free radicals and pectins in apples help to strip all kinds of accumulated plaque stored throughout the body and brain.
2. Longevity & Healing
Being a brightly coloured fruit, apples contain various phytochemicals in the form of phenolics, flavonoids and carotenoids which are especially beneficial for slowing the effects of ageing as well as reducing the risk for many diseases as a result of their ability to:
- Lower inflammation
- Clear blocked arteries
- Reduce high levels of oxidative stress
For this reason, apples are one of the key ingredients in the incredibly powerful juice recipe originally created by Don Tolman called, C.A.B.A.L.A.
Learn more in The Healing Powers Of CABALA Juice
3. Digestive Health
You won’t worry about staying regular anymore. Apples can help whether your problem is visiting the bathroom too often or not often enough.
Preventing constipation, many believe, is one of the easiest ways to prevent all sorts of illnesses. The diseases caused by chronic constipation are called, “Pressure diseases.” Appendicitis, diverticular diseases, haemorrhoids, hiatal hernias and even varicose veins can all be caused by straining to pass small, hard stools.
The most important nutrient in keeping your bowels working like a well-oiled machine is fibre and just one apple with its skin contains lots of it.
Thanks to the fibre contained in apples, called “Pectin”, eating apples not only makes you feel full, but it also expands your intestines which helps to detox & heal your gut and can also serve to regulate blood sugar and cholesterol levels.
4. Cardiovascular Health
Sometimes it is hard to remember which food is good for which part of your body.
Examine an apple carefully the next time you pick it up. It is shaped a bit like a heart. This should help you remember that apples are good for your heart, as well as the rest of your body.
Numerous studies continue to show that eating a diet high in antioxidants from plant whole foods is beneficial in reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease as well as lowering cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
Learn more in 10 Wholefood Remedies To Heal High Blood Pressure
5. Respiratory Health
Apples also not only have to ability to help improve lung function and capacity but also to reduce the risk of respiratory disease thanks to the high levels of flavonoids like catechins.
6. Cancer Protection
In addition to their health-promoting benefits, apples also show potential as a tool against cancerous tumours. One particular apple antioxidant called “procyanidin” has been shown to trigger cell signals that can promote the death of cancer cells
Apples can also help to protect against the following types of cancer:
- Bowel & digestive tract
7. Protects & Cushions Joints
Very few people get arthritis in areas of the world where fruits and vegetables make up a large part of the diet. Pair an apple with other boron-rich foods like a few tablespoons of peanut butter and a large handful of raisins. This will not only make for a delicious snack, but you will make your joints happy too!
Learn more in Arthritis & Joint Pain: How To Heal & Alleviate The Pain
Types Of Apples
Around the world, there are more than 7,500 different varieties of apples grown! Here are some of the most common kinds you'll more than likely come across either locally or imported from other countries...
|Akane||Alexander||Arkansas Black||Ashmead Kernel||Baldwin|
|Beacon||Ben Davis||Black Gilliflower||Blue Pearlman||Boskoop|
|Braeburn||Burgundy||Calville Blanc||Cameo||Chenango Strawberry/Cornish Gilliflower|
|Cortland||Cox Orange Pippin||Criterion||Dayton||Duchess|
|Gala||Ginger Gold||Golden Delicious||Golden Russet||Granny Smith|
|Honeygold||Hubbardston Nonesuch||Hudsons Golden Gem||Ida Red||Jersey Mac|
|Jonagold||Jonamac||Jonathan||Kandil Snap/Candle Snap||Kidd’s Orange Red|
|King David||Knobbed Russet/Ugly Duck||Lady||Lodi||McIntosh|
|Macoun||Maiden-Blush||Melrose||Mollie Delicious||Mutsu (Crispin)|
|Newton Pippin||Northern Spy||Paula Red||Red Astrakan||Red Delicious|
|Rein Des Reinette||Rhode Island Greening||Rome Beauty||Roxbury Russet||Snow (Fameuse)|
|Spartan||Spitzenburg||Stayman||Summer Treat||Swiss Gourmet (Arlet)|
|Tompkins King||Tolman Sweet||Twenty Ounce||Wagener||Wealthy|
|Westfield Seek-No-Further||Winesap||Winter Banana||Wolf River||York (York Imperial)|
Unpeeled apples provide their most plentiful nutrients just under the skin, so be sure to eat the apple with its skin on.
And try to source spray-free or organic apples from your local Farmer's Markets whenever you can over those from your supermarket which often have been in transportation and storage for long periods of time.
Learn more in Organic Versus Non-Organic
In addition to the multitude of benefits of eating apples raw, fermented apples in the form of raw organic Apple Cider Vinegar with “The Mother” also offers an incredible range of beneficial properties for your health and wellness!
Learn more in The Self Care Powers Of Apple Cider Vinegar
Whatever you do, if there's one food you should definitely include in your daily diet, it's an Apple. Chop them up as a mid-morning snack, grab one when you're on the go, or include them in your daily fresh juice.
Resolve to do that and your body and health will love you for it!
Tolman Self Care.