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Health benefits of apple
* Delicious and crunchy apple fruit is notable for its impressive list of phtyto-nutrients, and anti-oxidants. Studies suggest that its components are essential for normal growth, development and overall well-being. * Apples are low in calories; 100 g of fresh fruit slices provide only 50 calories. They, however, contain no saturated fats or cholesterol. Nonetheless, the fruit is rich in dietary fiber, which helps prevent absorption of dietary-LDL or bad cholesterol in the gut. The fiber also saves the colon mucous membrane from exposure to toxic substances by binding to cancer-causing chemicals inside the colon. * Apples are rich in antioxidant phyto-nutrients flavonoids and polyphenolics. The total measured anti-oxidant strength (ORAC value) of 100 g apple fruit is 5900 TE. Some of the important flavonoids in apples are quercetin, epicatechin, and procyanidin B2. Additionally, they are also good in tartaric acid that gives tart flavor to them. Altogether, these compounds help the body protect from deleterious effects of free radicals. * Apple fruit contains good quantities of vitamin-C and beta-carotene. Vitamin C is a powerful natural antioxidant. Consumption of foods rich in vitamin C helps the body develop resistance against infectious agents and scavenge harmful, pro-inflammatory free radicals from the body. * Further, apple fruit is a good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, thiamin, and pyridoxine (vitamin B-6). Together these vitamins help as co-factors for enzymes in metabolism as well as in various synthetic functions inside the body. * Apple also contains a small amount of minerals like potassium, phosphorus, and calcium. Potassium is an important component of cell and body fluids helps controlling heart rate and blood pressure; thus, counters the bad influences of sodium. http://www.nutrition-and-you.com/apple-fruit.html

Apple Fruit Nutrition
Apple fruit nutrition facts. Apple fruit is an excellent source ofantioxidant flavonoids, phytochemicals, polyphenolic compounds that can get rid of free radicals which damage body tissue and lead to heart disease, strokes and cancer. Some strong antioxidants found in apple fruit are quercetin, catechin, phloridzin, chlorogenic acid, and vitamin C. There are significant amounts of vitamin C in the apple skin. According to research, although the amount of vitamin C in 100 g of apples is only about 5.7 mg, the total antioxidant activity of 100gr of whole apple fruit (with the apple peel) was found to be equivalent to the antioxidant effect of about 1500 mg of vitamin C.

What vitamins does an Apple fruit have? In addition to vitamin C, apple also contains vitamin B-6, vitamin E, vitamin A, pantothenic acid, niacin, folic acid. About minerals, Apple fruit has also magnesium and potassium, two of the important minerals necessary for a healthy heart. Apple also contains galacturonic acid, which lowers the body's need for insulin. This may help diabetics treat their diabetes disease. Apple fruit is also a good source of dietary fiber. http://www.healtips.com/2011/06/apple-fruit-with-its-peelsskins-to-keep.html Posted by Honeymoon Packagesat 2:49 AM

Oily Skin Care: Home Remedies for Oily Skin
If you get a layer of oil on your face a short while of after washing the face, that means you have a oily skin. Oily skin easily get acnes and pimples problems. That is why an oily skin needs special skin care. There are number of treatments for oily skin. Some of the very useful tips for oily skin care is given below.

* Take one egg white, I tablespoon of Lemon juice, I tablespoon of Mint and ½ cucumber. Mix all the ingredients properly and apply on the face. Let this be dry for 15 minutes and wash. This helps in removing access oil from the face

* Mash a tomato and apply it on face. Tomatoes are effective for oily skin.

* Take a tomato, lemon juice and oats. Mix them and apply this mask on whole face. Now wash face...
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