Washington Apple Commission claims apples effective in fight against cancer

The Washington Apple Commission has given out some reasons, suggesting that the humble apple is very effective in keeping cancer at bay

An entire apple, including the peel, is beneficial for reducing the risk of breast, colon and liver cancers, according to Cornell University reports. The greater the number of apples consumed, the greater the reduction in the incidence of tumours. This was among the findings of their research.

It has been estimated that almost one-third of cancers are related to the food we eat, according to studies at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Thus, if one maintains a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables with antioxidants, the body will be free from damaging radicals.

In recent times, India has had a risky relationship with junk food, with the fast food revolution influencing a major chunk of people’s weekly diets. It has also led to people forsaking healthy alternatives and choosing cheeseburgers to fruit salad. Fast food usually has a lot of carcinogenic elements increasing cancer growth.

White-fleshed fruits like apples are known to create a stronger immune system and help to enormously decrease the risk of strokes and the growth of cancer tissue.

One of the most important benefits that an apple provides is the fibre it provides in helping to facilitate our usual metabolism. Fruits like apples are essential in reducing the risk of bowel cancers and reduces cancer cell proliferation.

In a research experiment in Europe, a group of people with and without cancer were surveyed about diet and lifestyle. Cancer-free individuals tended to eat more apples than those without cancer. They also recorded that an anti-cancer effect was seen on an individual who had an otherwise unhealthy lifestyle with low consumption of fruits and vegetables, but consumed an apple a day.

Source: fnbnews.com

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