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Health Benefits of Eating Apples

Posted March 3, 2014

Apple is a deciduous tree in the rose family and is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. Apple trees are of small to medium sized reaching height 5 to 10 meters. The tree originated from Eastern Europe and South Western Asia, which later spread to most temperate regions in the world.

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Apple polyphenols may slash inflammation marker levels, change gut microbiota

Posted January 23, 2014

Polyphenols from apples may modify the bacterial populations in the gut, and reduce markers of inflammation, according a new study from the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Limited.

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Posted December 18, 2013

Prescribing an apple a day to all adults aged 50 and over would prevent or delay around 8,500 vascular deaths such as heart attacks and strokes every year in the UK — similar to giving statins to everyone over 50 years who is not already taking them — according to a study in the Christmas edition of The BMJ.

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What are the health benefits of apples?

Posted October 13, 2013

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is an old Welsh proverb that most of us are familiar with, but what makes this fruit so special? What health benefits are associated with eating apples? As one of the most cultivated and consumed fruits in the world, apples are continuously being praised as a “miracle food”.

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Fruit Takes a Bite Out of Diabetes Risk

Posted August 30, 2013

Eating more fruit, particularly apples, grapes, and blueberries, meant lower type 2 diabetes risk, according to findings from a longitudinal observational study. Each additional three servings per week of whole fruit was associated with a significant 2% lower odds of type 2 diabetes incidence after adjustment for other dietary, lifestyle, and personal risk factors, Qi Sun, MD, ScD, of Harvard School of Public Health and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and colleagues found.

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Apple Peel May Help Prevent High Blood Pressure

Posted July 11, 2013

Those who peel apples before eating them may be missing an important health benefit – aid in prevention of high blood pressure. Canadian researchers have discovered that eating an apple with its peel a day can help keep blood pressure levels low, as it contains high levels of antioxidants and compounds called flavonoids that are valuable in fighting this condition. In fact, the levels of these ingredients in apples in so high that they surpass those of other superfoods like green tea and blueberries.

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Organic apples can help you fight cancer

Posted May 16, 2013

Apples have been known to be very nutritious. They have pectin, which is an important kind of fiber that helps to bind toxins in the bowel and flush them out of the body. This is why it is not new to people to hear the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This adage seems to corroborate the findings of a new research in the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules regarding cancer. Scientists at Fourth Military Medical University, School of Pharmacy in China found that an oligosaccharide in apples showed impressive results when used with human colon cancer cells.

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Apple compounds may influence inflammatory genes, show potential for IBD

Posted April 24, 2013

Compounds extracted from apple peel may influence expression of a key inflammatory gene, suggests new data from Germany with potential implications for IBD.

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Apple extract kills colon cancer cells better than chemo drug in latest study

Posted March 28, 2013

Oligosaccharides from apples killed up to 46 percent of human colon cancer cells in vitro, and outperformed the most commonly used chemo drug by a wide margin at every dose level tested. And unlike toxic chemo drugs, oligosaccharides are natural, health-promoting compounds widely present in fruits and vegetables.

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Can an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

Posted March 26, 2013

Studies of the bioactive compounds found in apples aim to uncover compounds that have an ability to prevent or alter the risk of serious ailments such as diabetes and heart disease.

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