9 Reasons why An Apple a Day Really Keeps the Doctor away

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”…but why? Do you really know what makes an apple so special? Why is it that we never hear an orange or a banana a day keeps the doctor away? Apples have properties that no other fruits have and its benefits have been proven overtime. You will be able to get the benefits of these properties individually with other fruits, but an apple combines everything and makes it simpler. It has been shown over and over that if it’s not simple, easy and fast, people won’t take care of their health. 1-Apple contains Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps greatly your immune system. A lot of people who lack Vitamin C in their diet have poor healing, bruise easily and have bleeding gums. 2-Prevent Heart Diseases. The reason it can prevent both coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease is because apples are rich in flavonoid. Flavonoids are also known for their antioxidant effects. 3-Low in calories. A regular size apple has between 70-100 calories. Eating an apple when craving for candy or chocolate can make the desire disappear since apple in itself contains sugar, but gives you only ¼ of the calories. 4-Prevent Cancers. Notice the plural. We all know that cancer comes in several forms and in different places. Apples target multiple cancers such as colon cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer in women. 5-Apples contain phenols, which have a double effect on cholesterol. It reduces bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol. They prevent LDL cholesterol from turning into oxidized LDL, a very dangerous form of bad cholesterol which can be deadly. 6-Prevent tooth decay. Tooth decay is an infection that seriously damages the structure of your teeth, which is caused primarily because of bacteria. The juice of the apples has properties that can kill up to 80% of bacteria. So there you have it, an apple a day also keeps the dentist away!
7-Protects your brain from brain disease. This is something many people don’t know, and when you consider that your brain makes the person you are, it gives a whole new perspective. Apple has

they also come in many flavors and colors. so why limit yourself to only 1 per week? . 8-Healthier Lungs. it is nowhere close to being able to extract all the advantages apples have to offer. Not in a mood for a green apple? Why not get a red one. including asthma. Eating apples is part of balanced and healthy diet than will increase your longevity. or a macintosh! Their taste can vary greatly. A research at the University of Nottingham Research shows that people who eat 5 apples or more per week has lower respiratory problems. On average. while an apple a week is better than nothing. 9-They taste great! And not only that. Americans consume around 20 pounds of apples a year. and these phytonutrients prevents neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinsonism. Unfortunately.substances called phytonutrients. but still give you all the apple benefits. which comes to around 1 apple a week. Variety is an important element to maintaining your health.

the following: Shaking and ground rupture Damaged buildings in Port-au-Prince. geomorphological. ground-shaking is measured by ground acceleration. which may amplify or reducewave propagation. January 2010. Shaking and ground rupture are the main effects created by earthquakes. [44] The . The severity of the local effects depends on the complex combination of the earthquake magnitude. and geostructural features can induce high levels of shaking on the ground surface even from low-intensity earthquakes. A tsunami overwhelms the ships in the harbor. which killed an estimated 60. This effect is called site or local amplification. Specific local geological. It is principally due to the transfer of the seismic motion from hard deep soils to soft superficial soils and to effects of seismic energy focalization owing to typical geometrical setting of the deposits. and the local geological and geomorphological conditions.Haiti. but are not limited to.Effects of earthquakes 1755 copper engraving depicting Lisbonin ruins and in flames after the 1755 Lisbon earthquake.000 people. The effects of earthquakes include. principally resulting in more or less severe damage to buildings and other rigid structures. the distance from theepicenter.

it may also become difficult to stop the spread of a fire once it has started. water-saturated granular material (such as sand) temporarily loses its strength and transforms from a solid to a liquid. In the event of water mains rupturing and a loss of pressure. which may be of the order of several metres in the case of major earthquakes. Landslide danger may persist while emergency personnel are attempting rescue. can produce slope instability leading to landslides. and wildfires. eventually collapsing upon themselves.Ground rupture is a visible breaking and displacement of the Earth's surface along the trace of the fault. volcanic activity. bridges and nuclear power stations and requires careful mapping of existing faults to identify any which are likely to break the ground surface within the life of the structure. because of the shaking. For example. [48] . [46] Fires Fires of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake Earthquakes can cause fires by damaging electrical power or gas lines. Soil liquefaction may cause rigid structures. Ground rupture is a major risk for large engineering structures such as dams. like buildings and bridges. For example. a major geological hazard. coastal wave attack. This can be a devastating effect of earthquakes. [45] Landslides and avalanches Main article: Landslide Earthquakes. more deaths in the 1906 San Francisco earthquake were caused by fire than by the earthquake itself. [47] Soil liquefaction Main article: Soil liquefaction Soil liquefaction occurs when. along with severe storms. to tilt or sink into the liquefied deposits. in the 1964 Alaska earthquake. soil liquefaction caused many buildings to sink into the ground.

[50] Floods occur usually when the volume of water within a body of water. although some instances of this have been recorded. [49] Ordinarily. if dams are damaged.0 earthquakeand subsequent tsunami struck Japan in March 2011.Tsunami The tsunami of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake A large ferry boat rests inland amidst destroyed houses after a 9. [51] . which collapse and cause floods. such as a river or lake. floods may be secondary effects of earthquakes. depending on water depth. Large waves produced by an earthquake or a submarine landslide can overrun nearby coastal areas in a matter of minutes. [49] Floods Main article: Flood A flood is an overflow of any amount of water that reaches land.5 on the Richter scale do not cause tsunamis. subduction earthquakes under magnitude 7. Most destructive tsunamis are caused by earthquakes of magnitude 7. Main article: Tsunami Tsunamis are long-wavelength.5 or more. long-period sea waves produced by the sudden or abrupt movement of large volumes of water. Such tsunamis travel 600800 kilometers per hour (373–497 miles per hour). and as a result some of the water flows or sits outside of the normal perimeter of the body. In the open ocean the distance between wave crests can surpass 100 kilometers (62 mi). exceeds the total capacity of the formation. However. Tsunamis can also travel thousands of kilometers across open ocean and wreak destruction on far shores hours after the earthquake that generated them. and the wave periods can vary from five minutes to one hour. Earthquakes may cause landslips to dam rivers.

000. which was centered in Prince William Sound. theGood Friday Earthquake. while powerful. killing more than 830. unenforced.000 people (see 1556 Shaanxi earthquake). is believed to be the largest earthquake of the 20th century by death toll. Impact projections suggest the flood could affect roughly 5 million people. were deadly because of their proximity to either heavily populated areas or the ocean. The ten largest recorded earthquakes have all been megathrust earthquakes. only the2004 Indian Ocean earthquake is simultaneously one of the deadliest earthquakes in history. The 1976 Tangshan earthquake.5 magnitude. with death toll estimated to be between 240. Major earthquake Main article: List of earthquakes One of the most devastating earthquakes in recorded history occurred on 23 January 1556 in the Shaanxi province. road and bridge damage. China. and higher insurance premiums. known as the Usoi Dam. and poor regions with lax. . artificial caves in loess cliffs. lack of basic necessities. of these ten. or nonexistent seismic building codes. occurring on 22 May 1960. [54] The largest earthquake that has been measured on a seismograph reached 9. Chile. general property damage (which may or may not be covered byearthquake insurance). were to fail during a future earthquake.The terrain below the Sarez Lake in Tajikistan is in danger of catastrophic flood if the landslide dam formed by the earthquake. where earthquakes often create tsunamis that can devastate communities thousands of kilometers away.000 to 655. many of which collapsed during the catastrophe with great loss of life. [52] Human impacts An earthquake may cause injury and loss of life. [53] Most of the population in the area at the time lived in yaodongs. The energy released was approximately twice [55][56] that of the next most powerful earthquake. Earthquakes that caused the greatest loss of life. and collapse or destabilization (potentially leading to future collapse) of buildings. The aftermath may bring disease. Regions most at risk for great loss of life include those where earthquakes are relatively rare but powerful. Alaska. however. [28][29] Its epicenter was near Cañete.

detectable with current instrumentation. the relationship being exponential. it has been calculated that the average recurrences are: an earthquake of 3. [31] This is an example of the Gutenberg-Richter law.6 or larger every 100 years. where they are likely to occur. Peru. and Japan.000 earthquakes occur each year. Earthquakes cause more than just fires. Indonesia. We are not very sure of the underground movements of the earth and its pressure points. Chile. As a result. They may occur in any part of the world at any time. Iran.5 every 10 years. The United States Geological Survey estimates that.000 of these can be felt. rather than an increase in the number of earthquakes. the Azores in Portugal. Pakistan. About 100. many more earthquakes are reported than in the past.7–4.. [30] Larger earthquakes occur less frequently. roughly ten times as many earthquakes larger than magnitude 4 occur in a particular time period than earthquakes larger than magnitude 5. In the (low seismicity) United Kingdom. Italy. Turkey. and an earthquake of 5. but earthquakes can occur almost anywhere. London. and that this average has been .9) and one great earthquake (magnitude 8. Big ocean waves can form after a quake resulting in a tsunami. Greece. an earthquake of 4. and Australia. for example.One cannot say that earthquakes do not occur in other places. So one can only identify areas. there have been an average of 18 major earthquakes (magnitude 7.[32] The number of seismic stations has increased from about 350 in 1931 to many thousands today. 1908 in Sicily and Calabria. [28][29] Minor earthquakes occur nearly constantly around the world in places like California and Alaska in the U.S. as well as inGuatemala. Here are some of the calamities that earthquakes cause: Landslides Avalanches Flash Floods Fires Tsunamis It is estimated that around 500. but this is because of the vast improvement in instrumentation.7–5. for example. New Zealand.000 lives on December 28.0 or greater) per year.6 every year. including New York City. The Messina earthquake and tsunami took as many as 200. since 1900. Many earthquakes happen on the ocean floor.0– 7.

In April 2005. (In January 2005. too. some scientists suggest that the recent increase in major earthquakes could be explained by a cyclical pattern of periods of intense tectonic activity. With the rapid growth of mega-cities such as Mexico City. Myanmar. Sumatra and (III-V) in parts of Bangladesh. horseshoe-shaped zone called the circum-Pacific seismic belt. known as the Pacific Ring of Fire. [35] Most of the world's earthquakes (90%. Alternatively. so it is too early to categorically state that this is the case. some seismologists are warning that a single quake may claim the lives of up to 3 million people. Singapore. though this [34] is probably a statistical fluctuation rather than a systematic trend.000. Indonesia reduced its estimate for the number missing by over 50. which for the most part bounds the Pacific Plate. accurate recordings of earthquakes only began in the early 1900s.) The earthquake was felt (IX) at Banda Aceh.000. In total. Andaman Islands became active on December 28 and gas emissions were reported in Arakan. Myanmar. Sri Lanka and Thailand. Subsidence and landslides were observed in Sumatra. Tokyo and Tehran. A mud volcano near Baratang. India. [33] In recent years. Seiches were observed in India and the United States. [39] 2004/12/26 Sumatra 227898 9. such as along the Himalayan Mountains. Pacific and Atlantic Oceans.relatively stable. in areas of high seismic risk. (VIII) at Meulaboh and (IV) at Medan. 227. interspersed with longer periods of low-intensity. Maldives.7 million people were displaced by the earthquake and subsequent tsunami in 14 countries in South Asia and East Africa.898 people were killed or were missing and presumed dead and about 1. More detailed statistics on the size and frequency of earthquakes is available from the United States Geological Survey (USGS). the death toll was 286. and 81% of the largest) take place in the 40. .1 This is the third largest earthquake in the world since 1900 and is the largest since the 1964 Prince William Sound.000 km long. The tsunami caused more casualties than any other in recorded history and was recorded nearly world-wide on tide gauges in the Indian. [36][37] Massive earthquakes tend to occur along other plate [38] boundaries. Malaysia. the number of major earthquakes per year has decreased. However. Alaska earthquake.

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