05 March 2017, 13:43
Any person will immediately say that the biblical progenitor, and the great scientist who discovered the law of universal gravitation, and the father of the “digital revolution” are united by an ordinary apple.
This is one of the most popular fruits: they write stories and novels about it, compose songs — let’s remember at least the immortal hit “Apples in the Snow”. This fruit can be seen in the paintings of Repin and Cezanne, Petrov-Vodkin and Gauguin. And the artist Helj Landstrom went even further — his love for apples is so strong that he creates whole canvases from them. His mosaics are annually exhibited at the apple festival in the Swedish city of Kivik.
Since ancient times, the Slavs associated the apple tree with fertility, abundance and kindness — remember how in folk tales it was the apple tree that hid the brother and sister from the evil swan geese and the insidious Baba Yaga? And the fruits of this tree in legends and fairy tales were called “rejuvenating” and acted as a symbol of health and eternal youth.
Our ancestors were not mistaken at all, endowing the fragrant fruit with such useful properties. Modern science has proven that an apple is a treasure trove of substances and vitamins necessary for the body. No wonder the English have a proverb that, loosely translated, sounds something like this: “An apple for dinner — and you don’t need a doctor.”
The correctness of their wise fellow countrymen was recently confirmed by scientists from London’s Queen’s University. The result of their experiment became a sensation — in order to maintain health and youth for a long time, a modern woman does not have to resort to exhausting diets, exhausting workouts or plastic surgery services.
It turns out that in order to look 15–17 years younger than your peers, you just need to eat just one apple every day. The inclusion of a healthy fruit in your diet allows the fair sex to not only improve their appearance, but also rejuvenate the entire body as a whole.
The flavonoids and polyphenols contained in apples contribute to the balance of oxidative processes in cells and improve the functioning of the cardiovascular system and intestines.
In addition, regular consumption of apples helps to strengthen the immune system, and the habit of “snacking” this fruit at lunch or dinner will help neutralize harmful bacteria in the mouth and protect teeth from caries.
For those who carefully monitor their figure, an apple will also be a great helper. After all, this fruit, containing only up to 100 calories, can successfully replace sweets that are not at all useful for female forms and, at the same time, satisfy the body’s need for sugar. At the same time, apples “cleanse” the blood from “bad” cholesterol and help increase the level of “good”.
So you should not put off the matter indefinitely and stock up on fragrant apples. These amazing fruits can become truly “rejuvenating” and give fabulous beauty, good health and youth for many years to come.
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