Apple Skin: Peeling Back Cancer

NutritionFacts .org
NutritionFacts .org
20 Jun 2020

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DESCRIPTION: Apple peels appear to upregulate the tumor suppressor gene maspin and have strong antiproliferative effects on breast and prostate cancer cell growth in vitro. What's wrong with just drinking apple juice? See yesterday's video-of-the-day Apple Juice May Be Worse Than Sugar Water ( Peeling conventionally grown apples does get rid of a significant proportion of the pesticides, but the benefits of eating the peels (even from conventional apples) far outweighs any risk that may come from the pesticide exposure. Of course one can get all the benefits without the risks by choosing organic, but one should never let pesticide concerns lead one to skimp on fruit and vegetable consumption. To see what a whole diet full of plant foods can do to prostate and breast cancer cell growth see Ex Vivo Cancer Proliferation Bioassay ( and The Answer to the Pritikin Puzzle ( respectively. More on the wonders of apples in Dried Apples Versus Cholesterol ( and Apples & Breast Cancer (

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