What makes an apple frequent snacks is the fact that it is very easy to consume. All you need to do is wash it and eat it. Those that are choosy, will peel the bark, which is the worst thing you can do. Here’s why!
Most of the fibers are in the crust
Medium size apple contains 4.4 grams of fiber. Without the crust remains only 2.1 gram, which is not enough to call Apple “a good source of fiber.”
In the bark are the most of the vitamin
Apple with peel has 8.4 milligrams of vitamin C and 98 international units (IU) of vitamin A. Without bark remains only 6.4 milligrams of vitamin C and 61 IU of vitamin A.
Apple eases breathing problems
But only if you eat the peel. A compound that affects the respiratory system is referred to as quercetin and is found mainly in the apple peel. One study found that people who eat five or more apples a week had better lung function due to the effect of quercetin.
Quercetin also affects memory
A study conducted in 2004 showed that the antioxidant fights against tissue damage in the brain that is associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other degenerative problems.
During the study, which was conducted in 2007 at Cornell University, is found that the apples have in their crust of a handful of compounds called triterpenoid. They can inhibit or kill cancer cells in laboratory cultures, and this applies especially to the liver, colon and breast cancer cells.
Maintains a slim figure
Ursolic acid (an ingredient peel apples) helps build muscle and burn calories. An apple peel a day helps to reduce the risk of obesity.