Apples are one of the most popular fruits in the world, and with good reason: they're incredibly healthy, portable and tasty. But have you ever wondered if apples are Dr. Sebi-approved? And if they are, what are the health benefits of apples?
However, we've noticed some concern among our community that apples might not be Dr. Sebi-approved, or that they might be acidic. Dr. Sebi did mention apples are acidic; however, he also said that most foods are, and that's why he made the Nutritional Guide, which contains very specific foods that help remove the acid and the mucus from the body.
Keep in mind, not every kind of apple is approved in Dr. Sebi's Nutritional Guide. For example, Dr. Sebi did not recommend the consumption of the "Red Delicious" or "Granny Smith" variety of apples since they are hybrid and mass-produced due to their popularity. He recommended seeded, organic-only apples like the "Baldwin" for example. Keep reading to find out all the amazing health benefits of organic, seeded apples.
1) Apples Prevent Cancer. Apples contain many important minerals and other nutrients, such as manganese, copper, antioxidants, fiber, and several compounds that have potent anti-growth activities against cancer cells in the liver, colon, and breast. They're also alkaline-forming and have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory effects that lower the rates of death in all types of cancer. Have a delicious anti-cancer treat today, with this incredibly healthy "Caramel" apples.
2) Apples Can Aid In Weight Loss And Maintenance. Apples are high in fiber and water, two qualities that make them filling, which makes them a great ally when you're trying to lose weight. Apple slices with raw, homemade "tahini" butter are a perfect snack since it has the perfect balance of carbs, fiber, and healthy fats that keeps you satisfied, and this "Apple-pie" smoothie for breakfast will keep you full and energetic all morning long.
3) Apples Are Good For Your Heart. The type of fiber that apples have, called pectin, binds with fat in the intestine, reducing "bad" LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, and total cholesterol in general. They also contain micronutrients that have antioxidant effects, like the flavonoid epicatechin, which may lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of stroke. Give your family a heart-healthy dinner with this scrumptious "Apple and Pear" salad.
4) Apples Promote Gut Health. Pectin also acts as a natural prebiotic, which means that it feeds the good bacteria in your gut. The small intestine doesn't absorb fiber during digestion. Instead, it goes to your colon, where it can promote the growth of good bacteria. It also turns into other helpful compounds that circulate back through your body. These Alkaline-Electric Baked Apples are the perfect ending to a family dinner, and they will make your tummy feel good, too.
5) Apples Also Promote Teeth Health. Apples won't replace your toothbrush, but biting and chewing an apple stimulates the production of saliva in your mouth, reducing tooth decay by lowering the levels of bacteria.