An Apple a Day Helps Keep Cancer Away

apple a dayA review of 40 studies has found that eating an apple a day can lower the risk of developing five different cancers.

Scientists found people who ate at least one apple a day were much less likely to get lung, bowel, mouth, digestive tract or breast tumors than people who rarely or never eat the popular fruit. The biggest benefits were seen in cancers of the stomach and esophagus, where the risk of tumor development was almost cut in half. They also found that lung tumor rates among daily apple eaters were about 25% lower, while breast cancer cases were cut by a fifth. Continue reading “An Apple a Day Helps Keep Cancer Away”

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Apples May Lower Stroke Risk

Fall is here and so are apples and pears! I love this time of year because the local orchards are abundant with Gala, MacIntosh and Red Delicious apples … to name a few of my favorites. Just in time, since a study out of the Netherlands has found that an apple a day may really help keep the doctor away. Researchers have found that people who eat a high amount of white fleshed fruits and veggies, like pears, apples and cauliflower can lower stroke risk by as much as 52%.

The study followed more than 20,000 adults over 10 years and found for every 25 grams per day increase in white fruits and vegetables, there was a 9% lower risk of stroke. So considering that 25 grams per day is about ¼ of an apple, it seems like an easy addition to one’s diet. Continue reading “Apples May Lower Stroke Risk”

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