Monday, June 25, 2012

Apple peel - the secret weapon against cancer

Cancer-beater: Apple peel is packed with anti-oxidants. Apples are known to protect against serious illnesses such cancer, but now scientists know why - it's all in the peel. Tests at the University of Wisconsin show that antioxidants packed inside the peel can slow the growth of prostate cancer cells and breast cancer cells. The results suggest consumers who throw away the peel may be getting little or no anti-cancer benefits. Numerous studies have highlighted the importance of apples in protecting against heart disease and cancer


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Hope for women in ovarian cancer fight: First advance in 20 years against 'silent killer'. In the latest experiments, researchers studied what happened to cancer cells when they came into contact with an extract from the Gala apple. They found prostate and breast cancer cells grew more slowly and survived for less time after being 'treated' with apple peel extract. Researchers also reported a rise in levels of marpin, a protein that helps suppress tumour growth.
Potassium-rich bananas can help beat bloating by offsetting the effects of excess sodium (salt) in the diet. Too much sodium attracts water and can exacerbate the premenstrual

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