Apple – An apple a day can keep cancer at bay?
An Apple A Day May Keep Cancer At Bay?
New studies suggest that the old proverb of an apple a day may keep the doctor a way may now be relevant to in regard to cancer. Studies have found that apple oligosaccharide showed impressive results when battling human colon cancer cells.
Simply oligosaccharides are complex carbohydrates, during the studies researchers have found that the higher the amount of apple oligosaccharides, the more prominent the results were against colon cancer cells. The compound found in the apple induces a process called apoptosis, which is basically cellular suicide. The bodies natural mechanism kills damaged cells or cancerous ones, so by increasing the rate at which cancerous cells will commit suicide can have positive effects to someone suffering from cancer. Studies have also shown that apple oligosaccharide can stop the growth of new cancer cells.
Along with the previously mentioned cancer fighting properties of the apple the also contain many useful vitamins , minerals and enzymes. As a result apples can form an integral part of an Anti-Cancer Diet, It should also be noted that the body cannot store vitamin C so for patients with cancer and other in general – eating 1 or two apples a day can keep there vitamin C Topped up.
Here is a breakdown on the Vitamins in Apples;
- Vitamin A – Powerful Antioxidant – Can help lower risk of Cancer Development
- Vitamin B – Complex Vitamin made up of Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B6 and B9, Can strengthen the immune system, promoting healthy brain function, digestion and metabolism.
- Vitamin C – Potent Antioxident – Boosts Immune System
- Vitamin E – Protects skin from air pollution and harsh UV Rays
- Vitamin K – Helps Healing process, initiates the clotting process and can slow down bleeding