Apple peels documented to kill cancer cells

The old adage, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” rings truer than ever when examining the scientific evidence showing that eating apples can help kill cancer cells.  While apples themselves are known to have many disease-fighting benefits, mounting evidence shows you shouldn’t remove the peel from the apple before consuming it or you could be discarding a part of the apple containing the greatest concentration of cancer-fighting antioxidants.

Studies have long shown an inverse relationship between consumption of apples and cancer. Research analyzing the positive effects of apple peels on prostate and breast cancer cells suggests that the cancer cells are able to turn off one of the body’s natural defense mechanism. The apple peel’s ability to turn back on the cancer-suppressing protein, known as maspin, is explained in this video (below) by Michael Greger, M.D.

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An Apple A Day Keeps CANCER Away !

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The old adage, “an apple a day keeps doctor away,” is very popular and when scientists and researchers looked into the truthfulness and factual evidences of these claims they were in for a surprise. It has been proven already that people who consumed low amounts of fruits and vegetables are at an increased risk of having cancer. In a study conducted in Shanghai, it was found that women who took adequate fruits and vegetables in their diet were at a reduced risk of breast cancer. According to different studies, a diet rich in fruits and vegetables provides protection against cancer and heart diseases along with a plethora of other diseases some of which are cataracts, diabetes, Alzheimer disease and asthma.

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Apple polyphenols extend life span in fruit fly experiment

The March 9, 2011 issue of the American Chemical Society’s Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry reported the discovery of researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong that the administration of apple polyphenols to Drosophila melanogaster (otherwise known as fruit flies) resulted in longer average life span and the increased expression of genes involved in the production of antioxidant enzymes. (more…)