To balance his energy:
SAMBA goes for walks twice a day.
To keep him in shape & socialized:
He runs and plays in the park
three times a week
Samba (Schnauzer) and
Batucada his friend
Most people believe that apples are healthy, but guess what? It’s not exactly true. Actually, apples involve several risks that may urge you to make a trip to the doctor. Besides, a portion of this fruit may be deadly. Let alone the pesticide residue and allergens that could seriously harm your health. Here are the downsides of apples, and a few ways to lower the risks:
The amygdalin in apple seeds turns into deadly cyanide if the seeds are chewed or crushed. Basically, this serves as a defense mechanism for the fruit since cyanide affects the oxygen supply reaching the body cells, and might kill a person within a few minutes, if eaten in sufficient amounts.
Sure, the unintentional ingestion of one or two seeds won’t kill you, but might cause side effects, like dizziness, weakness, confusion, headaches, nausea, vomiting, and cramps. Swallowing the seed uncrushed is not a cause for concern, since it will pass through the digestive system undigested. Remember, the conversion to cyanide does not occur unless the seeds are crushed.
Apples produce a natural wax coating that producers wash off before sending them to the market. Plus, they use a synthetic wax instead to impart that glossy and firm look. This hides the age of apples and makes them look fresh.
Overall, this waxy coating is thought to be safe, but many people report certain health complications, like respiratory distress, ulcers, or infections, after eating an apple – and the wax may be responsible for that. What’s even more alarming is that this coating is used in organic and non-organic apples. Fortunately, there are some individual brands that avoid it. Do your research to find out if non-waxed apples are available in your location.
Modern food production harbors a number of hazards. That’s why we always opt for the most natural products in an attempt to preserve our health. But when it comes to unpasteurized apple juice or apple cider vinegar, the consequences may be severe.
A large number of people report being dangerously sick after the ingestion of E.coli and cryptosporidium, present in unpasteurized apple beverages. For this reason, children, older adults, pregnant women, and those with a weak immune system should drink pasteurized apple juice and cider, if they need to.
Bear in mind that when you drink the juice alone, you get pure sugar without the fiber to reduce it.
The Environmental Working Group classifies apples among the Dirty Dozen list of foods that contain high doses of pesticides. As a matter of fact, apples have been ranked at the top of the list for more than five consecutive years.
Due to the waxy coating, pesticides are hard to wash off the fruit. Therefore, try to swap conventional apples with organic apples, though they can be highly expensive!
You should be fully cognizant of the fact that pesticides can be toxic and might cause several health issues, including allergy, respiratory tract irritation, nausea, diarrhea, headache, fatigue, loss of consciousness and seizures.
While many people think that eating apples promotes a healthy lifestyle and supports their weight loss objectives, it may come as a surprise that this fruit might not help you lose weight. Moreover, it stops you from shedding those extra pounds you’ve been working hard to lose.
The reason behind this is that apples feature many carbs. Even though they are not simple carbs that cause your blood sugar to climb, they offer ready fuel for energy that the body does not require to burn fat. Besides, the fiber in apples may cause bloating and gas, making you look heavier than you are.
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