Apples are grown in vast quantities in commercial orchards. The problem with most apples are that they a grown on nutrient free soils and they have been bred for shelf life and appearance rather than nutrition. They often contain pesticide residues and are often waxed to improve appearance. Supermarket apples are refrigerated and kept in oxygen depleted storage to prevent ripening.
Apples are extremely rich in important antioxidants and flavanoids. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease. eating apples also clean your teeth. The other important nutrients in apple include vitamin K, potassium, copper, manganese, and magnesium. Apples are very good sources of dietary.
STAY AWAY FROM APPLE JUICE - 1 litre contains 130g of sugar (including added HFCS).
But on the positive side!
If you can get a good seasonal supply of apples, perhaps from an organic local orchard, you can be assured that the apples will pack a nutrient punch. An apple a day CAN keep the doctor away.
Quercetin has anti-inflammatory and antihistamine properties that provides benefits for the heart and circulatory system. Quercetin may help to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol. Quercetin supplements have also been shown to reduce blood pressure in people with hypertension. Red apples are the best.