Friday, February 10, 2012

Apple Trees ( How To Grow )

               Hello! we hope you all are having a good day today and welcome back here today on Garden The Easy Way, this is Ken and Marilou.  

               Today we have a very special tree to talk about, we are going to talk about the apple tree, most all of us love our apples, and apples really are very good for us. Marilou and I want to share just how good apples really are for you, and we will share with you how to plant and grow your apple trees, so you and your family can have your very own apple trees.    

**Vitamins in Apples**  

              It is unlikely that most people are aware about the presence of different vitamins in apples. What are these vitamins and how do they benefit us? Here are your answers...    

              " An apple a day, keeps the doctor away ". What could be a better beginning to this article about one of the most favorite and deliciously healthy fruits in the world? This phrase is as true and real, as the sound which is made when you munch on a fresh apple. The fruit is loaded with lots of medical health benefits and this is due to the presence of different essential vitamins in it.  

              Not only vitamins, apple is also a power house of beneficial minerals and elements. It helps keeping teeth cleaner and gum stronger and it also works to lower cholesterol. The fruit is antiviral in nature. It detoxifies the body, reduces skin disorders and helps in treating constipation and diseases such as obesity, headache, arthritis, bronchial asthma, inflammation of the bladder, gonorrhea, anemia, tuberculosis, neuritis, insomnia, catarrh, gallbladder stones, worms, halitosis and pyorrhea. Regarding the various vitamins in apples, due to which, this amazing fruit bears its medicinal properties, here is a section for your reference.

 **Vitamins Found In Apples**

Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin K.  

Vitamin A  

Do you know why do people who love apples are among the ones who have reduced risks of developing cancer? It is due to the richness of the fruit in vitamin A, a powerful antioxidant. It helps in keeping the cells from cancer. Vitamin A improves vision, strengthens bones, lowers blood cholesterol levels and improves skin appearance. It also helps prevent heart diseases, bacterial, viral and parasitic infections.    

Vitamin B
Apples are abundant in vitamin B; almost all of its water soluble forms (vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 and B9). Vitamin B6 aids the red blood cells in transporting oxygen throughout the human body, thus, promoting healthy brain function. Metabolism, digestion and fluid balance are also regulated by this substance. Vitamin B6 strengthens the immune system and it aids in breaking down fats, carbohydrates and proteins. Mood swings, poor sex drive, depression, headaches, muscles cramps, etc., can be taken care off by adequate quantity of this vitamin in the diet. As said, apples, apart from vitamin B6, also contain vitamin B1, also known as thiamin. It prevents beriberi; maintains appetite and growth. The vitamin B2 or riboflavin prevents skin lesions and weight loss and vitamin B3 orniacin is essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract. Then comes pantothenic acid or vitamin B5, which performs an important role in the oxidation of fats and carbohydrates and certain amino acids and vitamin B9 or folic acid which is essential for cell growth and reproduction.              

                We will finish this tomorrow about the health benefits and how to grow apple trees. Thank you. Ken & Marilou.