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Vitamins in apples

What vitamins are in apples? 

While most people have heard of the old adage “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away”, studies indicate that most people are not really aware of the presence of all the vitamins in apples. People are aware of the fact that apples contain vitamin A, because they are asked to increase the intake of apples. However, there are several other vitamins in apples, which increase it nutritional value. Given below is a list of the different vitamins in apples, along with their benefits: 

Vitamin A 

People who eat a high quantity of apple are at a lower risk of developing different types of cancer. This is because the fruit is very high in Vitamin A, which is a powerful antioxidant.

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Apart from cancer, the presence of this Vitamin in apples helps to improve the appearance of the skin, strengthen the bones, lower the levels of cholesterol in the blood and reduce vision related problems.  

Vitamin B 

This fruit is loaded with Vitamin B complex, which includes Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6 and B9. the presence of these vitamins in apples makes it an excellent way of strengthening the immune system, promoting healthy brain function and improving digestion and metabolism. At the same time, apples are great for dealing with headaches, mood swings, depression, cramps in the muscles, poor sex drive, and so on. 

Vitamin C 

Most people usually increase their intake of oranges and orange juice, when they need higher amounts of Vitamin C. however, not a lot of people are aware of the fact that one of the vitamins in apples includes Vitamin C. This potent antioxidant is excellent for strengthening the immune system, which in turn can reduce the risks of several diseases like eye diseases, cardiovascular diseases, skin wrinkles, cancer, strokes and prenatal health problems. 

Vitamin E

Most people use products containing Vitamin E to improve the tone of their skin. However, consuming apples, which are high in Vitamin E can also help in protect the skin from air pollution, as well as harsh UV rays. 

Vitamin K

This vitamin helps the healing process, in case there are any injuries sustained by a person. It initiates the clotting process and can slow down bleeding. Some of the diseases that can be avoided by the consumption of apples are osteoporosis, bone density loss and heart diseases. 

Vitamins in apple cider vinegar 

It is a well known fact that the main ingredient used in apple cider vinegar or in any other type of vinegar for that matter, is acetic acid. However, there are several other minerals and vitamins that are also present in apple cider vinegar. Some of the apple cider vinegar vitamins include Vitamin A, Vitamin B complex (B1, B2 and B6), Vitamin C and Vitamin E. Some of the minerals that are also present in apple cider vinegar are calcium, iron, sodium, manganese, magnesium, copper, fluorine, silicone, sulfur and chlorine. 

Even though there are several minerals and vitamins in apples and apple cider vinegar, it is important to consult a doctor, for daily recommended doses, as a overdose could lead to adverse health problems. 

Submitted on January 16, 2014
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