An Apple a Day or Applesauce?
Since starting this blog, I have had a constant supply of apples. I have an apple tree and it is easy for me to have acecess to lots of apples in season. I juice apple juice and cook apples and all kinds of ways eat apples but sometimes I get lazy and I buy applesauce(organic). Eating apples takes a lot of effort so I have lotes of ways to get my apple. It takes some work but when I can't eat an apple, take some apple cider vinegar, juice some apple, I have an Apple Pectin supplement that I am going to start taking. I believe this "apple a day" stuff is true and here is some evidence to prove it. Enjoy...
Date: 6/26/2005 7:41:36 PM ( 16 y ) ... viewed 3727 times
Author: Richard & Rachelle Strauss
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APPLES "If you could plant only one tree in your garden, it should be an apple tree," says famous French herbalist Maurice Messegue. And we all know what an apple a day does to your doctor's income. So what's in an apple? A bonus for your heart: the pectin and vitamin C in apples help keep cholesterol levels stable, as US studies have shown; pectin also protects us from the ravages of pollution, binding to heavy metals like lead or mercury in the body and carrying them safely out. The malic and tartaric acids in apples help neutralize the acid by-products of indigestion, and help your body cope with excess protein or rich fatty foods: apple puree with pork, apples with cheese, or sage and apple stuffing for goose are traditional combinations based on country wisdom.
Because of these qualities, apples are great detoxifiers, and those suffering from arthritis, rheumatism or gout should eat raw apples regularly, while a mono-fast on apples alone - for a day or two - can be warmly recommended for those suffering from diarrhoea, enterocolitis, or mucous colitis. It's also a marvelous general pick-me-up after the excesses of a holiday or festive season, or a debilitating bout of flu.
It was observation of an apple cure at work that led Dr Bircher-Benner to his discovery of the healing powers in raw food. On the advice of an old doctor he fed grated raw apple to a patient whose digestive problems had brought her close to death: it was the first food she was able to take in weeks, and after a few days of the apple cure, she was well on the way to recovery. Apples - as Bircher-Benner realized - are first-class therapy for any digestive problems or infections, both soothing and antiseptic in their action.
In a fascinating series of tests described by Jean Carper in The Food Pharmacy, virologist Dr Jack Konowalchuk and colleague Joan Speirs from Canada's Bureau of Microbial Hazards exposed a wide range of viruses in tissue-cell cultures to a number of different fruit-juice extracts -including blueberry, cranberry, grape, plum, pomegranate, raspberry, strawberry - and apple juice taken off a supermarket shelf. After 24-hour exposure almost none of the viruses survived. The researchers remained unsure just what substances in the apple - pulp, juice or skin - had this effect: certainly they're present even in the commercial juice.
In a French study, eating two apples a day resulted in an average drop in cholesterol levels of up to 10 per cent. In fact, there are few health problems that couldn't be improved by eating a whole apple a day, peel and all, thoroughly washed and well chewed.
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