The Truth about Apples

applequeApples are a readily available fruit that are commonly purchased and consumed in families across the world. You can go to pretty much any supermarket and pick up a dozen apples. We know that apples taste good and work well with our everyday meal habits, but here are a few little tidbits you may or may not have known about apples.

There has been evidence supporting the claim that apples help prevent some types of cancer, notably lung cancer, where a report cited the consumption of an apple a day greatly reduced your risk of developing it. Other benefits listed are: weight loss, softening of existing gallstones, diabetes, scurvy, warts, diarrhea and even constipation.

A common medium sized apple contains approximately 95 calories.

Apples are a safe meal that most people can eat without incident. However apple seeds should NOT be consumed. The seeds actually contain a small amount of cyanide, and in at least one case when a would-be consumer ate a cup of apple seeds he actually died.