Impressive Health Benefits of Apples

Islam’s holistic approach to health includes treating our bodies with respect and nourishing them with, not only faith, but also with lawful, nutritious food.

A major part of living life according to the Creator’s instructions is implementing a suitable diet. Choosing wholesome food and avoiding the unwholesome is essential to good health.

God says in the Holy Qur’an, “Eat of the good things which We have provided for you.” (Surat Al-Baqarah 2:172). He also said: “Eat of what is lawful and wholesome on the earth.” (Surat Al-Baqarah 2:168).

The Qur’an contains many verses of advice about healthy eating that relate to the interconnectedness of physical and spiritual health. Encouragement to eat only good and pure food is often combined with warnings to remember God and avoid Satan.

Healthy eating not only satisfies hunger but also has an effect on how well we worship. “O mankind, eat from whatever is on earth [that is] lawful and good and do not follow the footsteps of Satan. Indeed, he is to you a clear enemy.” (Surat Al-Baqarah 2:168).

Apples are one of those foods extremely useful for our health. They are rich in important antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.

The following infograph provides a nutritional profile of the fruit and its health benefits: