The mighty apple
The fruit we love
No, I will not talk about new iPhones . Instead, I will describe a fruit which features in the bible or the one which meant to seal Snow White`s fate in Walt Disney`s classic. The APPLE -the sweet and crunchy heaven.
When I was a kid it was my favorite fruit. Well as it was for most of us back then. In Hungary oranges and other exotic fruits were mainly available around Christmas that time.Let`s put it this way : If you came from a poor or an average family you rarely met a banana or kiwi in your kitchen.
Your usual suspects were apple,plum,pear etc. Widely available, cheap, tasty and healthy so we were not complaining at all. It was everywhere. At home and it was also part of our school menu too. I lost many of my first teeth while eating one.
Looked funny as a tooth is sticking out from it :). Pulled it out then put it into my pocket and continued eating. I checked again after every bite for more tooth but usually had to wait until the next snack to get a similar result. So we all know that it is very healthy and I will go into details but let`s see what other ways are there to use it.
Perfect for hitting a moving target 10 meters away.How to reach sonic speed with an apple.
Let me explain
I am a calm guy really but pictures this: 1991 Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch – Good Vibrations. I loved that song. Forgive me but I was 12 at the time. I have a brother who is 7 years younger so he was 5 at the time. Once every month there was a big market in my city. I always loved to go there. It was such a buzz.
People were coming from everywhere to buy or sell anything and everything. Cars,toys,live animals,antiques, clothes and music. I never wanted anything but music. So one day I got the Good Vibration on tape. Google it if you don`t know what is that 😀 . I listened to it probably 100 times a day and when I finished I put it back to its case.
After a snack, I realized it was gone. I looked out from our window and my little brother was playing with it in the garden. Then everything happened in slow motion. I shouted “put it down!!!!”
It turned out to be a wrong choice of words. My brother put it down, looked up and smiled at me. Then he started to stamp on it. The sound of a breaking cassette box still echoes in my ear 24 years later.
Without hesitation, I grabbed an apple from the kitchen table stepped out from the house.My brother was already on the move. He was just about to turn and hide at the corner of our house when my right hand threw it like a bullet. Then I heard a big “boooom”.
I am still not 100% sure that it was the sound of the impact or my apple halfway reached the sound barrier. My brother were falling forward from the impact and started to cry. I did not feel sorry for a moment. I have to admit it was a little bit hard to explain to my mother the big green,black,and purple bruise on my brothers back. I don`t mind It worth it.
Now to take things seriously. Let`s talk about its health benefits.
Apples are around for thousands of years. We eating it, drinking it,using it in cosmetic products just like our ancestors did. It is well researched and proven how fantastic fruit it is.
-Good source of soluble and insoluble fiber
-B-complex vitamins (riboflavin, thiamin , and vitamin B-6)
-The nutrients are in the skin, which is the most valuable part of the fruit with respect to its nutrient substance. So go Organic and wash only. Do not remove skin. Avoid waxed apple at all times
-Minerals : Calcium, Iron ,Zinc,Magnesium
-Vitamins: A,C,E,K, Folates ,Niacin
-contain antioxidants such as polyphenol and flavonoid that reduces the risk of cancer.
The fiber content in it helps in regulating bowel movements which reduces the risk of colon cancer. Helps in reducing cholesterol levels in the body.
Reduces the risk of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinsonism and Alzheimer’s. They are full of antioxidants. One a day reduces the risk of skin diseases. It also prevents liver problems.
Did you know that Apple cider vinegar used as beverage prevents the formation of kidney stone? This great fruit have been recommended for arthritis, obesity, gallbladder stones, bronchial asthma, tuberculosis, anemia, insomnia, neuritis and halitosis.
Some cosmetic Benefits:
-Application of apple pulp on the face improves acne.
-Keeping the pulp on the eyelids for 15 to 20 minutes reduces the strain of the eyes.
-The paste made up from it leafs and used as shampoo can cure dandruff, prevents hair fall and can promote hair growth.
Can You see it now? Why would you live it out from your weekly shopping list? It is proven. You can eat it ,drinking or throwing it. It is Perfect for all. I never leave it out from my smoothies.
Don`t forget. Go fresh,go organic.
Feel free to leave your comment about how you using apple in your everyday life.