Monday, 03 November 2014 02:00

Apple Health Benefits

Written by  Tom-Fetch

Health Benefits of Apples

Apple contains quercetin, epicatechin, anthocyanins and triterpenoids which have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. The apple peel is the most nutritious as the majority of Quercetin (80%) is found in it.

  • Alzheimer's - Apple juice consumption shows higher levels of acetylcholine,  a neurotransmitter that improves brain function
  • Parkinson's - fiber and anti-oxidants fight the breakdown caused by free radicals
  • All forms of Cancer - flavonol rich apples reduce incidence of pancreatic cancer. Triterpeniods in apple peel combat growth of cancer cells in liver, colon and breast
  • Diabetes - people who eat apples are less likely to develop type 2 diabetes than those who do not eat apples. The soluble fiber blunts blood sugar swings.
  • Heart disease - High soluble fiber slows build up of plaque in arteries. Phenolic compounds in apple skins prevent cholesterol from solidifying on artery walls
  • Gallstones - High soluble fiber helps control cholesterol levels in bile to prevent gallstones.
  • And other associated benefits too numerous to mention from weight management to intestinal health that respond to a good source of high fiber.

Tom Fetch 11/3/2014


The information I am sharing is from a multitude of sources, and cultures over a wide time span. Neither L. E. Cooke Co. nor I as a representative assume any liability concerning the efficacy of the information shared. We do not suggest that any dietary protocols discussed are to replace conventional medical treatment or guarantee any results by their practice. We are nurserymen, not MDs, and proud of the trees we grow and the enhancements to life they provide.