Rich in potassium, sodium, vitamin A,
Abundant source of vitamins A, C, Bl,
niacine and panthothenic acid
1 litre of apple juice contains 3-4½g of minerals
The large amount of phosphorus contained
in apples makes them valuable as brain and nerve food, especially in cases of
nervous exhaustion. They help 'brain' workers to stay clear and relaxed.
Vitamin C is found in the skin of the apple.
Apples and pears are the only fruit that
reveal a pentagonal shape in the centre when cut open. Each star contains a
seed which is rich in arsen, a blood purifier. When you chew the seeds they
will taste like almonds. Eating them will aid your digestion of the apple. But
be careful. A cupful of apple seeds is sufficient to cause
Sour cooking apples are a useful
appetiser. Cut them into slices and add salt and pepper. As an hors-d'oeuvre
they will generate saliva and stimulate your appetite.
The most nutritious apples are custard
apples, which are very sweet and filling.
therapeutic effect: Cleansing
the treatment of: Sluggish bowels - cooking apples contain pectin,
which absorbs excess water in the intestines and forms a solution that
stimulates the bowels. Diarrhoea after eating apples is a sign that the
cleansing process has started. Caution: a
raw apple diet will usually produce intestinal catarrh and
Burns - if you do not have a potato, tofu
or honey and you suffer a first degree burn, cut a slice of apple and put it on
the burn immediately. Hold it in place with a plaster. The apple will prevent
the burn from blistering arthritic complaints and gout - apples are rich in
citric and malic acid, which have the ability to neutralize excessive acidity
in the blood. Apple skins are useful to minimize an excessive level of uric
acid in the blood.
Kidney disorders and skin
afflictions - the large amounts of potassium salts in apples have a diuretic
Kidney stones - cider is
recommended as a preventative.
Hypertension - apples reduce the
sodium content in the tissues, thereby reducing hypertension and blood
High blood cholesterol - apples
minimize the appetite and thereby lower blood cholesterol.
Inebriation, dyspepsia, weak
digestion, headaches, biliousness, autointoxication and