The green apple is one of the good foods for our health and our beauty. It is useful to have a dazzling smile but also to appease hunger, and its assumption also allows you to have a perfect skin. Here are all the benefits of green apple!
The green apple (Granny Smith) ripens in autumn, it has an intense green skin, crisp and juicy pulp and a slightly sour taste; it is particularly rich in magnesium and is low in calories, only 38 kcal per 100 grams, therefore it contains less calories than other types of apples, such as yellow one or red one. It is also cholesterol-free and it can also be consumed by people who suffer from diabetes (always after consulting a doctor). Rich in vitamins, especially vitamin C, in addition to the A, B and E vitamins, beauty allies that help keep the skin toned. Green apples also have a certain protein content as they are rich in amino acids such as cystine, alanine, histidine. The fibers are mainly contained in the peel, about 5 grams for each apple.
Properties of green apple
The green apple brings many benefits to digestive disorders, it lowers cholesterol levels, it regulates glucose levels and it gives a sense of satiety, as well as giving benefits to our smile. Green apples on empty stomach help us fight free radicals. But let's see what are the main beneficial properties of green apple.
Antioxidant and beauty action: the flavonoids and vitamin C present in large quantities in the green apple have an antioxidant action to counteract the free radicals that damage cells, so it is also a beauty ally: vitamins A, B, C and E make the skin more elastic. The greatest advantage is eating the green apple on an empty stomach.
Green apple helps the stomach and intestines: green apples contain some enzymes that promote digestion, so they are ideal after a hearty meal. Malic acid and tartaric acid are able to prevent any problems with indigestion. The beneficial action on the intestine is due to the fact that the green apple is rich in fibers, such as pectin, important for a regular intestinal transit and it helps both in case of diarrhea and constipation.
Green apple prevents colon cancer: the green apple fibers cleanse the body from the waste, preventing both inflammatory disorders and damage to cells and tissues, as occurs in the case of tumors.
Green apple helps to lose weight: eating a green apple on an empty stomach helps you lose weight. The best is to eat it shortly after waking up so as to start "waking up" also the metabolism. In this way we will feel satisfied and eat less at breakfast. It also reduces the amount of cholesterol and sugar absorbed in the blood. It has a greater satiating power than the red apple.
Green apple lowers cholesterol and blood sugar: above all thanks to the pectins contained in the skin, which trap cholesterol and excess sugars, thus reducing the risks of stroke, heart attack, arteriosclerosis, managing to keep diabetes under control.
Green apple helps your teeth: eaten after meals, or in the morning when you wake up, it stimulates the production of saliva, helping to reduce the amount of bacteria that can cause the appearance of caries. Furthermore, after meals, it helps to eliminate food residues by polishing the enamel.