A 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”
Rich in antioxidants, mineral, vitamins, fiber and low in fat, fruits are an essential part of a healthy diet. Not only do they taste great, a new study out of the University of Oxford and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences suggests that eating fresh fruit daily may help prevent heart attacks and strokes. In fact, eating a piece of fresh fruit had them same effect as taking a statin. “An apple a day” can be pretty sage advice, after all.
Researchers looked 500,000 adults from 10 urban and rural localities across China. The team tracked study participants’ health for 7 years through death records and electronic hospital records of illness, and found that the individuals who regularly ate fresh fruit, mainly apples and oranges, were less likely to die from cardiac complications, compared to those who rarely or never added fruit to their diet. Continue reading “An Apple a Day Keeps Heart Attacks Away”