The Delicious Apple!

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The Apple of Your Eye – And Much More!

Did you know that there are over 2500 varieties of apples grown in the United States, but only one is actually native to North America? Do you know which one? Look at the image below for the answer!

Apples are said to have originated in the mountains of Central Asia where the first wild apples are thought to have grown.  Now nearly 8000 varieties can be found worldwide!

Health Benefits: 

 

ANTIOXIDANT, CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH, AIDS IN BLOOD SUGAR REGULATION, ANTI-INFLAMMATORY, ANTI-CANCER, ANTI-ASTHMA

 

Key nutrients: Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, and Vitamin K, Potassium, Phosphorus, Fiber

Key Nutritional Data:  Apples are a natural sweetener. They contain quercetin, a phytochemical with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties.

Studies now suggest that apple consumption is associated with a decreased risk of various types of cancer (especially lung, colon, and breast), asthma, heart disease and stroke. A recent study points to the skin of the apple as being most effective against cancer.

“Cornell researchers have identified a dozen compounds — triterpenoids — in apple peel that either inhibit or kill cancer cells in laboratory cultures. Three of the compounds have not previously been described in the literature.”

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Studies have also shown that apple eaters have lower levels of C-reactive protein, a marker of inflammation.

Interestingly, those who eat apples and add them to juices and/or smoothies are more likely to leave the peel on the fruit. Considering that the apple magic seems to be concentrated in the skin, this is a smart thing to do!

As reported in Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology:

“David W. Pascual, Ph.D. of the Department of Immunology and Infectious Diseases at Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana stated, ‘Our results show that a natural product found in apple peels can suppress colonic inflammation by antagonizing inflammatory T cells to enhance resistance against autoimmune disease.’ “

None of this is really surprising considering that the apple has long been associated with many detox and cleansing diets. And let’s not forget the old adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”! Of course, in order for this to be truly effective remember – ORGANIC ONLY! 

Just one more reason to love holistic healthcare!

 

is a board-certified Chiropractic Physician and Life Coach who also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology, and a minor in Medical Research. She is a life-long athlete who after curing herself 100% naturally from MS and anxiety, became an avid nutrition health researcher/promoter.

She has been featured in many Health magazines and has been a guest on radio talk shows in the USA, Canada, United Kingdom, and Australia. She is the author of Health Freedom Revolution: Exposing the Lies, Deceit and Greed of the Medical Profession, Founder of Online Holistic Health, and a contributing writer for other popular informative health website/blogs.

She is the host of Holistic Health Radio – where she discusses how she recovered her health as well as other hot health topics, and she is also co-founder of Crazy Meets Common Sense! –  The Podcast that Makes Sense Out of the Crazy, to Help You Live a More Healthy, Fulfilling and Empowering Life!

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