Photo by Adem- Djemil

Apples have over 200 nutrients—the whole apple. According to  study by Cornell’s Food Science and Toxicology Department in NY, the apple has 1,500 mg of Vitamin C.

This shows the benefit of eating whole fruits and vegetables. Did you notice the work whole. Yes, the skin is where a majority of the nutrients are located.

Lead researcher Rui Hai Liu, MD, PhD, shares “ Using colon cancer cells treated with apple extract, Liu and colleagues found that 50 milligrams of apple extracted from the skins decreased the cancer cell growth by 43%, while the same amount of extract from the flesh of the apple decreased cancer cell growth by 29%. Likewise, 50 milligrams of extract from apples with the skin on decreased liver cancer cell growth by 57%, compared to 40% for samples extracted from apples without the skin.”

Apples are naturally high in fiber due to its pectin content and forms insoluble fiber. That’s located in the flesh of the apple. Apples act like a broom to your intestines. Have I talked to you about the frequency of elimination yet?  This pectin also acts as a sponge to absorb and eliminate toxins produced by the bacteria that cause gastroenteritis and colitis. Apples can cure both constipation and diarrhea.

Eating 2-3 apples a day for several months has been show to reduce cholesterol—likely again due to pectin.

Apples also help eliminate excess sodium which will hep with hypertension.

Have trouble with gout? Apples help to eliminate uric acid through the urine.

Apples are also good for the complexion for the same reason it helps the intestine—by absorbing toxins.

This mighty fruit helps to decongest glands of the liver and are recommended if a person has hepatitis or fatty liver from alcohol.

These compact and portable fruits are also great for stabilizing the blood sugar and so are tolerated by diabetics. Grab for an apple versus something sugary if you feel your blood sugar drops. The apple will stabilize your sugar versus giving you that unhealthy spike.

Wow so simple. You can grab a bag of organic apples from Trader Joe’s and not break the bank. Remember that the best nutrition comes when you eat foods as close to their original state as possible. Apples make that easy.

Encyclopedia of Foods, Dr. Pamplon-Roger