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wolfdancer
05-28-2007, 06:06 PM
May 18, 2007 -- Apples may be appealing for a very good reason. A new study shows the bulk of apples’ anticancer properties lie in the peel.

Researchers analyzed the chemical composition of apple peels and identified a group of phytochemicals that proved potent against at least three different types of human cancer cells: breast, colon, and liver.

Countless studies have supported the old adage “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” by showing a diet rich in fruits and vegetables reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and a host of other chronic diseases.

But researchers say they’re just beginning to understand exactly which compounds found in fruits and vegetables are responsible for these healthy benefits. Much of the recent research has focused on the anticancer properties of a group of phytochemicals known as phenolics, which are typically found in the seeds and skins of fruit and vegetables.
Testing Apple’s Appeal

Apples are the largest source of phenolics in the American diet, representing 22% of all fruit phenolics consumed in the U.S. The average phenolic content of an apple ranges from 110 milligrams to 347 milligrams per 100 grams of fresh apple. Apples are also high in another group of healthful compounds known as flavonoids.

In the study, published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers processed 231 pounds of Red Delicious apples and extracted the chemical content of about 24 pounds of apple peel.

They then screened the chemical compounds for potential anticancer properties and identified a group of phytochemicals with powerful anticancer effects. The results showed apple peels had more potent antioxidant activity and anticell proliferation properties against human cancer cells than apple flesh did.

Researchers say the study shows that apple peel may account for the lion’s share of apple’s anticancer and antidisease properties and should be regarded as a rich source of nutrients and antioxidants.

SOURCES: He, X. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, May 8, 2007 online edition. News release, Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry.

cushioncrawler
05-29-2007, 04:46 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote wolfdancer:</font><hr> ....Countless studies have supported the old adage “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” by showing a diet rich in fruits and vegetables reduces the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and a host of other chronic diseases.....

But researchers say they’re just beginning to understand exactly which compounds found in fruits and vegetables are responsible for these healthy benefits. Much of the recent research has focused on the anticancer properties of a group of phytochemicals known as phenolics, which are typically found in the seeds and skins of fruit and vegetables. Testing Apple’s Appeal... Apples are the largest source of phenolics in the American diet, representing 22% of all fruit phenolics consumed in the U.S. The average phenolic content of an apple ranges from 110 milligrams to 347 milligrams per 100 grams of fresh apple. Apples are also high in another group of healthful compounds known as flavonoids....<hr /></blockquote>Woolfy -- This is mostly baloney. Apples are rubbish, allmost no goodness -- getting diabetes is eezy, just keep eating apples (starch bags). And, i have said it before and i say it again -- phenolic is a sexy term for bakelite. Forget the apple skin -- just lick an old billiard ball. DrMac.

wolfdancer
05-29-2007, 11:36 PM
Some 40 years ago.....way before your time...there was a book written, called "The Country Doctor"....he recommended drinking a few tablespoons of apple cider vinegar a day,to help restore a neutral ph to the system...
Now there are companies selling devices to make kangen water web page (http://kangen-water.ws/)
alkaline water at 8.0,8.5, and 9.0 ph......

cushioncrawler
05-30-2007, 03:19 AM
I dont really mind scams. Fool's $$$ go to smarter people who can use the $$$ much better. As long as there is little cost involved in making the product then there is little economic loss (to the country), the $$$ charged is irrelevant to the economy (of the country). But, first u havta catch the kanga. madMac.

Drop1
05-30-2007, 01:59 PM
Dr.Mac,
You will be eating your apples in no time. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif I hate a scam.

cushioncrawler
05-30-2007, 06:55 PM
<blockquote><font class="small">Quote Drop1:</font><hr> Dr.Mac, You will be eating your apples in no time. /ccboard/images/graemlins/smirk.gif I hate a scam.<hr /></blockquote>Droppy -- America is going to be divided -- those that guzzle coke -- and themz that sips kangen. Kangenians are the guys with stalactites hanging from their rears.

Kangen and coke are a scam i guess, probably apples are a scam too -- just thinking -- allmost everything in america is a scam -- in fact, fraud is protected in the constitution, in fact, fraud is given tax breaks. Hmmmmm -- If kangenians wrote a bible, they could register -- cheaper kangen. madMac