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An apple a day keeps vascular mortality at bay, study suggests

We all know the saying, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” And this may prove true after new research suggests that eating an apple once a day may be just as beneficial as daily statin use when it comes to preventing vascular deaths in individuals over the age of 50. This is according to a study published in the BMJ.
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Is 100% natural apple cider vinegar the same as organic?

Question by : Is 100% natural apple cider vinegar the same as organic?
I drink it for the health beneifts, but I have been reading that it needs to be organic for all the health benefits to be in it..The one I have been drinking doesn’t say organic but it says 100% natural apple cider, is that the same as organic?

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Answer by Nik
i bet not it prob has 100% but like 5% is that real juice the rest is junk nutrition labels are scams

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Back-to-School with an Apple a Day?

Question by curiosa: Back-to-School with an Apple a Day?
Back-to-School with an Apple a Day?
Natural Cures Tip of the Week

Week of Sept 17th, 2006
Week of September 17th, 2006

Back-to-School with an Apple a Day?

Autumn signals not only the return of school days for many, but the organic apple farmer to our local farmer’s markets. It was Benjamin Franklin who coined the phrase, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. True. But, it took until 2003, to find out that apples have 16 different biologic polyphenols. Polyphenols have a variety of different functions in the human body, including acting as antioxidants. One particular antioxidant, called quercetin, is not just a boon to the brain, but studies have shown that it may reduce cancer risks and prevent other diseases. Fresh, organic, whole apples are the best form of the fruit, as quercetin is found primarily in apple skin. Polyphenols may be responsible for some of the health-promoting effects of apples recognized by Franklin more than 200 years ago, but the apples in Franklin’s day weren’t treated with toxic or persistent pesticides. Today, apples are on the list of the most contaminated fruits and vegetables. So, while it’s still better that kids eat any apple rather than modern junk food, an organic apple a day (the way they used to be grown) is the best apple to keep the doctor away – according to both old wisdom and 21st century wisdom. See more information in Chapter 6 of the Natural Cures book).

A highly respected magazine for kids, once ad-free, is now packed with ads for fast food, candy, sugary cereals, snack cakes, and other products. At a time when nutrition-related health crises plague our nation, and especially our youth, it is unconscionable that this magazine has chosen to cram its pages with ads for meals such as fried chicken fingers with French fries, which provides 590 calories and more than half-a-day’s worth of fat and sodium. Junk food ads are clearly a major source of revenue for this magazine and others, in spite of some of the following facts which are not getting enough attention:

Feeding children hot dogs increases their risk of brain cancer by 300%. Strawberry yogurt, fruit punch and other red-looking grocery products are often colored with dead, ground-up cochineal beetles. The ingredient, called “carmine,” is made from insects, and is listed on the label of many favorite foods.

Many Florida oranges are actually dipped in an artificial orange dye in order to make them visually appealing; the same dye that’s been banned for use in foods because of cancer risk.

Girl Scout cookies are still made with hydrogenated oils that contain trans fatty acids, which are common in foods kids eat, including fried foods like French fries, and in many baked goods (cookies, pastries, crackers, chips, etc.).

Eating just one serving of processed meat each day increases your risk of pancreatic cancer by 67%. How many processed meat sandwiches are eaten daily?

Much is being said these days about incorporating healthier foods into the school lunch programs, but home is still the best starting point. Children, especially younger ones, learn by imitation of those around them. If foods at home are healthy, kids will pick their favorites from among healthy choices provided. It helps if the healthy choices are also tasty and appealingly presented. Sneak healthy vegetables or fruits into baked goods, if necessary, and as a safety net in this processed-food world, use daily multivitamins.

It’s hard to overestimate the enormous potential of families sharing meals together in this day and age. Prepare to be inspired! Try one new fruit or vegetable a week; take your children shopping and pick out the right foods for you and them; choose the healthiest version of snack foods if you do consume them; discuss dietary changes with your family. Family meals are associated with better nutrition, better health, better behavior, and happier children and parents. Experts are wringing their hands about the obesity epidemic in children, depression in teens; citizens are concerned about violence, educators are distressed by falling school performance. Getting kids to eat healthy can be frustrating, but as kids eat more meals at home with their parents, they naturally begin to eat more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy dairy products than their peers do. Fast-food meals more than twice a week are associated with increased obesity and type 2 diabetes. Studies show that youth who eat more family meals perform better in school, spend more time on homework, get better grades, and spend more of their free time reading for pleasure; perhaps, while enjoying their fresh, juicy, organic “apple for the day”. Thank you, Benjamin!

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Answer by mjdp
Nice essay but not a question

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What Would An Expert Say About The Nutritional Value Of An Apple?

What Would An Expert Say About The Nutritional Value Of An Apple?

We all know that an apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? No-one questions that apples are good for you, do they? No-one is calling for an investigation into whether or not an apple is good food.

Why not?

Because it is common sense, that’s why! We know the difference between what is food and what is absolute rubbish. Agree?

Then why oh why do we want to see scientific proof that fermented food is actually nutritious food? What is it with the scientific community?

Experts say probiotics are generally safe and in some cases might be helpful. Yet, no-one but no-one questions whether an apple is safe to eat. No-one is clamouring for scientific evidence that an apple is good for your health?

However the scientists are demanding that more research is needed into probiotics, and it’s a hot new area, reflecting a growing understanding of the role that naturally occurring intestinal bacteria play in health. Have we gone mad in our pursuit of scientific evidence that a certain probiotic food is better than another?

Maybe, maybe not? Actually, it is not so silly. We really do need to know how the probiotic food has come into existence, don’t you agree? I can tell you that any food, not just a probiotic food, that has been interfered with by man-made processes must be under suspicion. 99% of vitamin supplements come from scientific processes and have zero nutritional benefits.

Select a probiotic superfood sourced from certified organic origins. Make sure that it has been subjected to extremes of heat and cold. Make sure that through testing the probiotic colony forming units – only the strongest, hardiest, toughest strains survive and that they are continually subjected to ever increasing stress tests to make them even more resilient. Get 13 different strains of friendly bacteria in one teaspoon a day. One such product can be sourced from here.

To suggest that we humans are unable to tell the difference between junk and nutritious is ludicrous! The TV advertising plays on our very stupidity. However, when confronted with severe health challenges, we automatically turn to improving our diet. And we really do know the difference between junk and real food.

I can honestly attest that anyone tasting and eating a probiotic superfood will benefit from the daily intake and certainly will feel better and demonstrate a clear improvement in their health. That is what good nutrition is supposed to do!

Some people may even have a health reaction. All that is happening is that the body is recognising that it can finally release toxins stored within the body. Naturally, as the toxins pass out of the body, you may feel some inconvenience. However, all you need to do is cut back the concentrated food for 2-3 days (take 1/2 a teaspoon or a 1/4 teaspoon), and allow the toxic relief to slow-down, but continue to get a highly nutritious, readily assimilated food to do it’s work.

I encourage you to include a daily portion of a super-charged probiotic super food in your diet for the rest of your life. And make it “a probiotic superfood a day will keep the doctor away” future.

Like I say – “A teaspoon a day keeps the doctor away”. For testimonials and extra information click here

Have a sensational day! John Pastor