Why our bodies need caroten for health..?

Vitamin A is a group of compounds that have biological activity of retinol which is a nutrient essential for vision, reproduction, growth, differentiation of epithelial and mucus secretion. The main source of vitamin A carotenoid pigments and retinyl esters from animals. This compound is converted into retinol and esterified with long chain fatty acids, the result is then absorbed together with fat and transported to the liver to be stored.

The word “carotene” comes from the Latin word meaning has particularly carrots, the yellow and orange pigments in fruits and vegetables. Carotenoids are a group of pigments yellow, orange or red-orange. Carotenoids are fat soluble or organic solvents but insoluble in water, these substances only found in plants and are not produced by the human body. Khloroplast carotenoids found in leaves or stems of plants that are green as chlorophyll. Carotenoids are also found in other parts besides the leaves and stems of plants such as tubers and fruits. In general, the carotenoid content was low in tuber except in carrots and sweet potatoes.

Carotene abundant in carrots, bananas, papaya, oranges, fruit pepper, and chili. Carotene in watermelon and tomatoes is lycopene shaped. Lycopene as carotenoids that give red color, but lycopene different with other carotenoids compounds because lycopene is not pro-vitamin A, so it can not be converted into vitamin A in the body.

Other types of carotenoids are xanthopyl, the carotenoid-containing group of hydroxyl. In contrast to other carotenoids xanthophyl only found in certain plants, such Capsanthin. Intake of vitamin A requirement generally increases with age for both men and women.

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Don’t hate eat apple, it help us to excreted toxic from body

Why we need to consume apples..?

Apple is the rich nutrition content, besides containing compound pectin,  also contain other nutrients such as calories, carbohydrate, fat, protein, calcium, phosphorus, iron, vitamin A, vitamin B1, and vitamin C.

Here are some benefits of apples

Fiber from apples can lower blood cholesterol levels, reducing hardening of the material and reduce the risk of coronary heart disease. Apple fiber is divided into two, namely: insoluble fiber and soluble fiber. Insoluble fiber in apples serves to bind LDL cholesterol in the digestive tract and then dispose of the body. Soluble fiber (pectin) will reduce the production of LDL in the liver. Pectin in apples also serves as binder harmful metals such as lead and mercury and removes it from the body. Both apple fibers serve as a protector of the emergence of cancer, through prevention of constipation (difficult bowel movements) so that toxic substances are readily excreted through feces. Pectin is also beneficial because it keeps the stool diarrhea remains soft, bulky and not liquid.

In addition to the fruit, the apple skin also has great benefits for our health. Apple peel contains flavonoids called quercitin that are antioxidants, so as to prevent free radical attack. Antioxidants from apples can also prevent LDL oxidation, thus preventing clogging of the arteries (atherosclerosis). The protective effect of apples as an antioxidant against free radicals peaked at 3 hours after ingestion and begins to decline after 24 hours.

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