Apples decrease the risk for Chronic Disease. They are loaded with antioxidants and as such decrease the risk for Cancer and along with pears, decrease the risk of asthma.
According to the New York Fruit Quarterly…
“Our lab has found that apples, and especially apple peels, have powerful antioxidant activity and can greatly inhibit the growth of liver cancer and colon cancer cells.”
Later, the report goes n to say…
“In summary, it’s not fiber alone that explains the cardiovascular benefits of apple, but the interaction of fiber with other phytonutrients in this wonderful fruit. If you want the full cardiovascular benefits of apples, it’s the whole food form that you’ll want to choose. Only this form can provide you with those unique fiber-plus-phytonutrient combinations.”
We need to eat Organic apples. They are always at the top of the Dirty Dozen fruits and vegetables. A few years ago, I realized that you don’t get all of the goodness God placed in the apple unless you eat the core along with the peel and body of the apple. Now-a-days, I only throw the stem away.
Many consider Apple Cider Vinegar to be the ultimate form of the apple, with many more benefits unlocked during the fermentation process. An ounce or two per day is suggested. It needs to be Organic, raw, un filtered, unpasteurized, with-the-mother to be the most effective for humans and animals. The mother is the most nutritious part of the ACV and contains the majority of its beneficial properties.