Did you know there are over 7000 types of apples!
Many types but they share one thing in common. They are incredibly healthy!
For decades scientists have been trying to isolate the unique chemical that makes them so healthy but with no results. It appears to be because of a powerful combination of phytochemicals that give apples their health benefits. Phytochemicals reduce damaging free radicals from damaging our cells and sometimes causing cancer.
Apples with the skin on have been shown in tests to decrease colon cancer cells by 43%, liver cancer cells by 57%! Researches in Helsinki found that apples decrease incidence of stroke. Apples have also been found to cut cholesterol and decrease plaque formation on arterial walls. This has implications for heart disease but as a number of lives saved by consuming apples, that remains to be calculated.
The whole apple is better than juice in every study. Apple juice did have some benefits so in a pinch it’s OK. Stay away from juice “cocktails” which sometimes have as little as 10% actual juice. The rest is just sugar, water and colour. How many?
It appears that 5 per week is the magic number.
The top four killers in North America are Cancer, heart disease, medical error and stroke. So if eating an apple a day keeps the doctor away all the better!
Yours in Health,
Dr. Darrell J Morin
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