Are the health benefits associated with apple consumption simply due to other healthy apple eater behaviors?
Regular apple consumption is associated with all sorts of benefits such as longer life and, in particular, a lower risk of dying from cancer. At 0:17 in my video Apple peel tested for chronic joint pain, see the survival curve of older women. Of those who don’t eat an apple a day, almost a quarter died after 10 years and almost half were gone after 15 years. In comparison, those who eat an average of half an apple a day don’t die as young, and those who eat an apple a day – more than three and a half grams a day, the equivalent of about a cup of apple slices – lived even longer. Is it possible that people who eat apples every day happen to be engaging in other healthy behaviors, such as exercising more or not smoking, and living longer as a result? The study controlled obesity, smoking status, poverty, disease, exercise, and more so the researchers could really compare apples to apples (so to speak).
What they didn’t control, however, was an otherwise healthier diet. As you can see in mine at 1:04 am Video, Studies show that those who do regularly meal Not only do apples have a higher intake of nutrients such as fiber contained in the fruit, but they also eat less added sugar and less saturated fat. In other words, they have healthier diets overall, so it’s no wonder apple eaters live longer. But is eating apples just a sign of a healthy diet, or is there something about the apples themselves that is beneficial? You don’t know until you put it to the test.
Since “athletes” use a variety of common strategies to stimulate arousal, cognition and performance before morning exercise, ”the test subjects were selected at random assigned with a caffeinated energy drink, black coffee, an apple or nothing at all in the morning. Has the apple held its weight? Yes, it seemed to work just as well as the caffeinated drinks. The problem with these types of studies, however, is that they are not blinded. Those in the apple group knew they were eating an apple, so there may have been an expectation bias – a placebo effect – that unconsciously led them to put extra effort into testing and skew the results. You can’t just stuff a whole apple into a pill.
So researchers instead test specific extracted apple ingredients that allow them to conduct a double-blind, placebo-controlled study where half of the subjects are given the fruit elements and the other half are given a sugar pill and you don’t know who got which until the end. The problem with this, however, is that you are no longer dealing with a whole food, which removes the symphony of interactions between the thousands of phytonutrients throughout the apple.
However, most of these special nutrients are concentrated in the shell. Instead of just call it quits Millions of pounds of food in the trash, why couldn’t researchers just dry the shells and pulverize them into opaque capsules to camouflage them and then do blind studies with them? Even a “small amount could greatly increase the content of phytochemicals and the antioxidant activity …”
The meat industry got the memo. One study found that “dried apple peel powder sinks microbial expansion ”in the meat and protects against the formation of carcinogens during cooking. One of the carcinogens produced by grilling meat is a beta-carboline alkaloid – a neurotoxin that “has the potential to contribute to the development of neurological diseases, including Parkinson’s disease.” Uncooked meat doesn’t have any. The neurotoxin is formed when meat is cooked, but you can cut the amount in half by marinating it with dried apple peel powder first, like you did at 3:27 in my. to be able to see Video.
Apple peel too cuts on the amount of fecal contamination bacteria in meat. At 3:36 in mine Video, see a graph showing the growth of fecal bacteria in pork, beef, and turkey. After adding dried apple peel powder, the amount of fecal bacteria is increased decreased. Apple peels can too inhibit the formation of genotoxic, DNA-damaging, heterocyclic amines (HCAs). As I show in mine at 3:55 Video, Apple peel reduced the levels of these carcinogens in cooked meat by up to more than half. “Given the risks associated with the consumption of HCAs,” these carcinogenic compounds in meat, “there is a need to reduce exposure by blocking the formation of HCA, for example by adding an ingredient during the cooking of meat to prevent it To prevent production ”—an ingredient such as apple peel powder. (Of course not cooking the meat is another way to reduce exposure…).
How about consuming Apple peel directly? Dried apple peel powder was found to have “potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects,” but it did so in mice. Does it have anti-inflammatory properties in humans? You don’t know until you put it to the test.
A dozen people with moderate loss of joint mobility and associated chronic pain were there given A spoonful of dried apple peel a day for 12 weeks. As you can see in mine at 4:45 VideoMonth after month her pain levels decreased and her neck, shoulders, back and hips improved. Conclusion of the study? “Consumption of DAPP [dried apple peel powder] has been associated with improved joint function and … pain reduction … “Why only” associated “? There was no control group, so the test subjects might simply be doing better on their own or the placebo effect might have come into play. Anyway, why not give apple peel a try by eating more apples?
If you want to learn more about meat carcinogens, check out my video Essential tremor and diet, and check out Reducing the risk of cancer in meat eaters for more about HCAs.
THE CENTRAL THESES
- After checking factors such as obesity, smoking status, and exercise, researchers studying older women found that those who eat an apple a day (more than 3.5 ounces daily, about a cup of apple slices) live longer than those who do only about half eat an apple on average who live longer themselves than those who do not eat an apple a day.
- Studies show that people who eat apples regularly have a higher intake of the fiber contained in the fruit while consuming less added sugar and less saturated fat.
- It was found that an apple in the morning works just as well as a caffeinated energy drink or black coffee, but the study was not blinded, so the possibility of an expectation bias, a placebo effect, cannot be ruled out.
- Many specific nutrients are concentrated in the peel of apples, and dried apple peel powder has been found to reduce “microbial expansion” in meat and protect against the production of carcinogens during the cooking process.
- Beta-carboline alkaloid, a neurotoxin that can contribute to the development of Parkinson’s and other neurological disorders, is one of the carcinogens formed when grilling meat and its levels can be cut in half by drying the meat first before cooking Apple peel powder is marinated.
- Apple peel also reduce the amount of fecal contamination bacteria in meat and can inhibit the formation of DNA-damaging heterocyclic amines (HCAs).
- A daily spoonful of dried apple peel for 12 weeks resulted in subjects with moderate mobility restrictions in their joints and associated chronic pain experiencing improvements in the neck, shoulders, back and hips as well as lower pain scores.
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