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Modern Medical Marvels
Phytochemicals in baby apple skins may be closest thing to “magic” to come out of labs since penicillin. The list of health conditions that these botanical compounds improve or prevent is truly impressive. Apple phytochemicals are showing promising test results in 3 of 5 leading disease killers of Americans, including seven types of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
Apple polyphenols are 6 times more powerful than vitamin C against human cancer cells in lab tests. They may prevent asthma attacks, inhibit dental carries, lower cholesterol, and stabilize insulin response. Recently, scientists from Cornell University proposed that extracts from apples “could reduce risk of neurodegenerative disease such as AD (Alzheimer’s Disease)."
But unfortunately, an “apple a day” won’t keep doctor away. Polyphenols in ordinary grocery store apples are lost through ripening, storage and processing. Immature green apples, which are too bitter to eat, contain up to 10 times more polyphenols than mature fruit. And in nearly every study, test animals are not eating whole apples. They are given dehydrated, highly concentrated powder extracted from apple skins, richest source of these phytochemicals.
The blessing of these natural botanicals are our inheritance as children of legendary Goddess, Gaia. Her crown jewels are fruit of trees, and blossoms of rain forest. And her most precious emerald gems-- baby apples-- may one day reverse aging, cure disease, and help her children realize their ultimate perfect health and longevity.
Katrina Kern is an author, women's health counselor and former practicing nurse. More information on these exciting health discoveries, and her new e-book, "How to Absolutely, Positively Know When Your Body is Burning Fat," are available now at http://www.applepoly.com/bellyfat/. You can find a link there for current medical studies and breaking news on apple phytochemicals.