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An Apple a Day May Keep Lung Cancer Away
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In Finland a medical study which took place over 26 years showed that those with highest consumption of apples were less than half as likely to develop lung cancer as those who ate few or no apples. This kind of fruit seems to have antioxidant effects. Apples are very rich in a flavonoid called quercetin, especially in comparison to other fruits.
Do you know another benefits of this fruit?
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#2
Apples are a very rich source of fiber, flavonoids, fructose and vitamin C. The highest amount of fiber is found in apple peel. Unfortunately, when the apple reaches maturity, its bark is exposed to pesticide residues. Since the cleaning means quitting to apple flavor and fiber, choose apples grown in natural area and safe.
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Nutritional Information
Apples are an important source of phytonutrients, among which are found: flavonoizii and phenols. Compared with other vegetables and fruits, apples have highest concentration of phenolic compounds and the largest amount of free phenols. Also, apples are an important source of antioxidants. The amount of antioxidants applied on a peel and all apple, is 100 g, the amount equivalent to 1,500 mg of vitamin C
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The latest research, are saying that: "An apple a day keep the doctor away" is perfectly true. Nutritional substances found in apple that it helps to maintain the health throughout the body.
Prevents formation of stones in kidney
Apple juice reduces the risk of calcium accumulation and formation of stones in kidney. A survey in Britain shows that women consuming more than a liter of apple juice, grapefruit or orange juice every day, have increased urinary pH, but also the risk of forming stones in kidney is low.
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Lowers the cholesterol
Apple contains both soluble and insoluble fiber. An apple peel contains about 3 grams of fiber, more than 10% of the amount of fiber needed each day. Without shell contain 2.7 g fiber, considerable amount.

The two types of fibers contained in apple cause lower blood cholesterol, reducing the risk of its submission on the arteries, as the heart attacks may be preventable. According to a study published in Archives of Internal Medicine, insoluble fibers close LDL cholesterol in the digestive tract, squeezing it from the body, while soluble fibers reduce the amount of cholesterol produced in the liver.

Also, both types of fibers have protective activity against cancer, even by remediation of constipation, leading to elimination of toxic substances.
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Prevent cardiovascular disease
Detailed studies were made on flavonoizii and found that they help prevent cardiovascular disease. According to a study by the University of California, peel the apple and onion are the best sources of flavonoizii called quercitina. If in the daily diet besides apple you will add 2 tablespoons of onion and 4 cups of green tea (also rich in flavonoids), the risk of a heart attack is 32% less than for those who does not used it food.

Quercitinei benefits derives from antioxidant activity, especially when combined with another antioxidant, ie vitamin C, found in apple and helps support the immune system.
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Regulates the blood sugar
Fructose is a natural sweetener that is found in apples, is a simple sugar, but with no harm, if it comes from apple and which helps to balance blood sugar levels.

Natural protection against sunlight
It has been known for a long time that the high concentration of phenols from the peel of apple, serves to prevent many chronic diseases.
Latest studies have shown that phenol forms a layer of protection against UV-B rays. So next time you want to expose to the sun, start by eating an apple, also is indicated, that they must be eaten while standing on the beach instead of lunch or snack.
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Note: Following the analysis of over 85 studies done on apples, was discovered that they have a complex consistency and that are associated with reducing risk of cancer, cardiovascular diseases, asthma, the 2 types of diabetes, cholera, weight loss. Now you can say that an apple in day assures you an improve quality of life.

According to other studies, apples inhibits the growth of liver and colon cancer cells. The colon cancer cells were treated with apple extract and, cell proliferation was inhibited by 43% at a dose of 50 mg / ml.
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Selection and retention
First you should know that green or yellow apples, with a little redness are the best, being more delicious and fragrant. It is advisable to eat the apple itself and not to make juice from them, as they lose nutritional properties, thereby reducing the concentration of phytonutrients polyphenols.
Also, nutritionists recommend us to eat fruit when matures, because they have a higher quantity of antioxidants.
Keep at room temperature about a week and 6 weeks in the refrigerator. When you want to serve a slice of apple, spray them with lemon juice to prevent discoloration of the fruit.
For a larger amount of antioxidants, choose well ripe fruit. A research conducted by the University of Innsbruck in Austria shows, that good ripe fruit have a higher level of antioxidants.
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Advices
To be consumed fresh, the apples can be added successfully in a wide variety of salads. Moreover, apples can be added to rice dishes, from cakes, pies or sauces for chicken and pork. Apple slices for not to become brown, put them in a bowl with cold water where you add a tablespoon of lemon juice. To keep fresh for a long time, the slices are stored in plastic bags.
The land of apple orchards should not be gained with pesticide because the fruit may contain pesticide residues. Tiny amounts of pesticide residues were found in several fruits and vegetables, and the negative impact on health has been well researched. Thus, according to a study in the U.S., the pesticide residues are a major problem, exposure to pesticides affects the liver function to process the toxins, energy producing cells, but also the ability of messages transmission to the central nervous.
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