Anti-Cancer Apples

Over the last decade, a host of studies have been done on the anti-cancer properties of apples. Many of these studies have made headlines by producing surprising and favorable results.

Although most of the studies done thus far have focused on specific chemical compounds or nutrients in apples, when we look at the nutrients studied together we get a clearer picture of apples as anti-cancer powerhouses.

Due to the weight of mounting evidence for apples’ anti-cancer properties, they have been added to the American Institute of Cancer Research’s “Foods That fight Cancer” list.

Aspects of apples studied in relationship to anti-cancer properties and other disease prevention:

-       Vitamin C (antioxidant)

-       Fiber/Pectin (cleansing, lowering cholesterol)

-       Flavonoids, such as quercetin (which slow development of cancers of the colon, lung and breast.)

-       Triterpenoids, found in the peels of apples (which inhibit or kill cancer cells)

-       Oligosaccharides (which kill cancer cells)


Along with these anti-cancer benefits, apples may also help ward off strokes and give you better lungs. If I were an apple grower I would get planting, or rather grafting!

Although it’s become a common saying, don’t just expect to “eat an apple and keep the doctor away,” regardless of the rest of your diet and lifestyle. Just as viewing an apple’s multiple beneficial nutrients together gives a much clearer picture of its anti-cancer properties, when we think about our health it’s best to look at our diets and lifestyles as a whole…

For compassion, for ethics, for the environment, for the phytochemicals, whole foods and plant-based is the way to go!

CBS Washington: Study Finds That an Apple A Day Keeps Cancer Away
Daily Mail UK: Apples Fight Heart Disease, Cancer, Strokes
Natural News: Apple Cancer Cells Chemotherapy
Science Daily

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Sherry Kohn
Sherry Kohn2 years ago

Many thanks to you !

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogers2 years ago


James Maynard
James Maynard5 years ago

Two stories on the health aspects
/benefits of apples today is quite
good news......

Victoria Corey
Victoria Corey5 years ago

Even though if somebody should be allergic to apples, there is an way to eat them anyway:
Put the apple only for 20 sec on high into the mircowave - the allergogene substances are
eliminated and the apple can be eaten! Since years I do this procedure and no allergic reaction occurs!

Dani C.
Dani C5 years ago


Julianna D.
Juliana D5 years ago

Need to eat more apples, been going nuts with the oranges lately.

Eternal Gardener
Eternal Gardener5 years ago

Well, that only applies to the organic ones!

Danuta Watola
Danuta W5 years ago

Thanks for sharing

Spencer Young
Spencer Young5 years ago

An apple a day keeps the cancer doctors away

Carol P.
Carol P5 years ago

Apples have become one of my go-to snack foods. Good to hear that I'm on the right track.