An Apple A Day…… We have all heard the s

An Apple A Day……
We have all heard the saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Well, according to research carried out in Poland this old saying appears to be true, at least in the case of bowel cancer.
Researchers found that eating as little as 1 apple per day seemed to reduce the risk of developing colorectal cancer. The risk reduction correlated with the number of apples per day.
It is thought that the protective effect is probably caused by antioxidants in apples. These antioxidants inhibit cancer onset and the growth of cancer cells.
Fresh fruit and vegetables generally provide lots of antioxidants and should be eaten in significant quantities everyday. In light of this research it might be worth adding an apple a day to your diet.
To read the abstract go to this PubMed link:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=42%5Bpage%5D+AND+Jedrychowski+W%5Bauthor%5D&cmd=detailssearch

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  1. My grandma always said that, and I got an apple with my school lunch, throughout elementary and middle school. Hopefully the researchers are right!

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