We have all heard the funny saying an apple a day will keep the doctor away but how much truth does this really hold?

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I already know about apple juice detoxifying the body of heavy metals and being good for the digestive tract prior to writing and researching for this post I had no idea there was a long list of impressive facts about the simple apple. I had a go at drinking pure apple juice and found a massive different in my skin. I hope this article inspires you to become more healthy. So take up eating an apple a day!

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Breast Cancer: apples have been found to both prevent and to suppress mammary cancers in the animal model.

Liver Cancer: apple juice, apple pectin and apple peel has been experimentally confirmed to kill liver cancer.

Stomach Cancer: One of the ways in which apple constituents prevent stomach cancer is through their inhibition of Helicobacter pylori, one of the main infectious agents linked to both ulcer and gastric cancer. But apple procyanidin has also been studied for its ability to directly induce programmed cell death within stomach cancer cells.

Another proven way in which apples reduce the risk of cancer is through their ability to remove carcinogenic radioisotopes that have accumulated in our bodies.

Overweight: A human study found significant weight loss associated with a daily intake of three apples or three pears among overweight women.

Anti-Aging (Brain): Apples have been found to prevent oxidative damage and impaired maze performance, as well as decreases in cognitive performance in aging mice. Also, a study performed on mice found that apple juice actually reduced the production of pathological amyloid-beta levels (associated with Alzheimer’s disease) in the mouse brain.

Influenza Infection: Over 60 years ago researchers found that the complex carbohydrates that make up apple pectin inhibit the infectivity of influenza A virus in chicken blood, as well in embryonated eggs, indicating its potential anti-influenza properties.

Apples also cleanse and detoxifies, which helps eliminate heavy metals, such as lead and mercury. There is also a lot of talk about apples helping to aid and prevent asthma which Im still unsure about and also there is ongoing research going on in labs just now using apple compounds to make anti cancer medicines. If you have any news or info on apples then please share it on the comments section.

According to Chinese Medicine: Apples strengthen the heart, quench thirst, lubricate the lungs, decrease mucous and increase body fluids.

According to a Brazilian study, eating an apple before a meal helped women lose 33 percent more weight than those who didn’t.

The original proverb about eating an apple a day, which came about in 1866, was: “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.”

Apples also provide a source of copper, an essential mineral that contributes to healthy skin. Copper helps you make melanin, the brown-black pigment that colors your skin. Melanin in your skin protects you from the sun’s ultraviolet rays, so being able to produce melanin provides natural sun protection. Melanin also makes up an essential part of other tissues, including your eyes and hair. Each large apple contains 60 micrograms of copper, or 7 percent of your daily copper requirements, according to the Linus Pauling Institute.

Apples have been found to be the most heavily pesticide-contaminated produce products according to The Environmental Working Group. The most common pesticides found on apples are Permethrin and DDT. Non organic apples are often waxed which is not digestible.  Try to buy organic apples or if you cannot, wash them thoroughly before use preferably with a fruit and vegetable wash or peel them.

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