Monday, October 6, 2008

The Greatest Thing About Apples


For a quick and healthy snack, you can’t go wrong grabbing one of this season’s freshest apples. But put the peeler away. Because if you pitch the skin, you’re ditching some pretty great things -- like cancer-fighting compounds called triterpenoids. What are those, you ask?

Gotta Get Your Triters

Triterpenoids are powerful compounds that have shown strong anticancer potential against breast, liver, and colon cancer. And Red Delicious apples have triters in their peels. The peels also possess most of the apple’s fiber and cell-protective quercetin. So grab one, wash it well, and eat it whole.

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