Many people do not like eating an apple with its peel, so they peel off the skin and then eat it. But they are unaware of the fact that, apple peel is the thing that keeps the doctor away.
The chemical behind the apple skin’s waxy shine is being credited with a host of health benefits from building muscle to keeping the lid on weight, says a study reported in Daily mail. 'Urosolic acid' is the chemical found in the apple skin's waxy shine which can control the levels of cholesterol and blood sugar.
The research done by Christopher Adams, of the university of lowa, found a solution for muscle wasting due to aging. Muscle wasting is a serious problem during the old age and is associated with illness, the problem requires hospitalization and the recovery needs a long time. Dr. Adam studied the genetic change that occurs during muscle wasting, he checked on 1,300 chemicals that would counter the effect of muscle wasting and came out with 'urosolic acid' as the solution.
Apple peel contains the vitamins A and C. Vitamin A is useful for vision and healthy linings in your eyes and other organs, and contributes in processes like cell division in the body. Vitamin C is used to heal the wounds and to strengthen your immune system.
It also contains important minerals such as calcium, potassium, phosphorus, iron and folate. The body uses calcium and phosphorus for bones and teeth to be strong. Potassium is required for proper functioning of hearing and the digestive system, and iron is required to regulate the cell growth and to produce RBC.
Apple peel is a good source of soluble and insoluble fibers, which is important for maintaining a healthy digestive system and cardiovascular system. Antioxidants present in the apple peel are good source of phytochemicals such as flavonoids and phenolic acid, which help to clear off the free radicals, which are harmful to cells. Antioxidants keep you away from health problems like cardiovascular disease and diabetes, stated the website livestrong.
Cornell University's Chronicle Online, have said that university researchers have identified a compound in apple peel called triterpinoids, which have the ability to kill cancer cells and protect the body from liver, colon and breast cancer.