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Nutrition and Fitness » Antioxidant In Apple Extends Lifespan

Apple fruit contains vitamins like Vitamin C, Beta-carotene, iron and potassium. The amount of vitamin c may not be as abundant as found in Oranges but apples have high mineral contents, pectins and malic acid which are good for normalizing the intestine.
   
Apple is good for anaemia, dysentery, heart disease and for kidney stones.

Apples contain naturally-occurring chemical compounds known as phytochemicals, polyphenols, or flavonoids, some of which have been proven to have antioxidant activity that inhibits, or scavenges, the activity of free radicals in the body.

Cell damage from free radicals can be a factor in certain cancers, heart disease, strokes, and other conditions.

The major antioxidant components in apples are polyphenols contained mainly in the skin known as quercetin glycoside, phloretin glycoside, chlorogenic acid, and epicatechin.

The names are complex, but their health value is clear: Quercetin has been reported to reduce carcinogenic activity, inhibit enzymatic activities associated with several types of tumor cells, enhance the antiproliferative activity of anticancer agents, and inhibit the growth of transformed tumorigenic cells.

Apples are rich in antioxidant which suppresses the process of ageing and it also extends the life span of human beings.

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