RawBurst™ delivers a full rainbow of the most beneficial
phytochemicals and antioxidants proven to promote health and
longevity: flavonoids, polyphenols, anthocyanins, catechins,
quercetin, salicylic acid, chlorogenic acid, ellagic acid, lycopene,
lutein and many others.
- Contains RAW Foods – Low Temperature Dried Fruits and
- Contains WHOLE Foods – Includes Fiber (Seeds, Peel, and
- USDA Certified Organic
- 140% Daily Vitamin C
RawBurst™ is a proprietary blend of 10 certified organic fruits
and berries carefully dried to retain their full spectrum of raw, living
The Fruits and Berries Found in RawBurst™
- Provide an extraordinary array of powerful
- Neutralize free radicals and decrease
- Naturally fuel energy, strength and stamina*
- Support proper digestive function*
- Help increase insulin production to regulate
- May help prevent the formation of new fat
- Help prevent the oxidation of cholesterol in
- Support and protect cardiovascular function*
- Deliver powerful anti-inflammatory nutrients*
- Promote the production of collagen vital for
- Help protect the skin and eyes against sun
damage and oxidative stress*
Better Than Juice… It’s Whole Food!™
RawBurst™ is NOT another watered-down juice product devoid of
nutrition. The vast majority of juices on the market being hyped for
their health benefits are actually watered-down, heat-destroyed juices
pressed from the rejects of non-organic farms. Not only are these fruits
grown with the use of pesticides, herbicides and fungicides; they are
typically the lower quality fruits that do not qualify for the fresh
In other words, the majority of juices on the market no longer come
close to the incredible health benefits found in nature as advertised by
the manufacturers. Even worse, they often have added sugars, artificial
colors and artificial flavors. Is this what you want in your body or
your children’s bodies?
RawBurst™ is 100% certified organic, raw, whole fruit and berries
including the original peels, seeds and pulp. The 10 fruits and berries
found in RawBurst™ are some of the most nutritionally-rich foods ever
Research shows that the powerful health benefits of berries work
synergistically and are far more effective when a full spectrum of
fruits and berries is consumed, rather than single berries or isolated
The peels (outer skins) of fruits and berries are where you will find
the majority of antioxidants. This is their protection against oxidative
damage as a result of sun exposure.
The peels, seeds and pulp are also the major source of fiber found in
fresh fruits and berries. The Mayo Clinic recommends fiber-rich foods
for dieters because they take more time to digest and provide bulk, thus
helping to keep hunger under control.
The pigments that give berries their beautiful blue and red hues are
also good for your health. Blue fruits such as the highly-esteemed maqui
berries, blueberries and black currants achieve their wonderful deep
blue and purple colors from Anthocyanins. Red fruits such as goji
berries, strawberries and red raspberries contain the phytochemical
lycopene that gives them their red color.
It has been found that these vitally important heat and light
sensitive pigments can easily be destroyed during processing of fruits
and vegetables. This is another key example of why the high-heat
pasteurized juices represent a tragic loss in benefits to your health.
Sample List of Phytonutrients Found in RawBurst™:
* Anthocyanins * Malvidins * Delphinidins * Pelargonidins * Cyanidins
* Peonidins * Hydroxycinnamic Acids * Hydroxybenzoic Acids * Ferulic
* Coumaric Acids * Gallic Acids * Caffeic Acids * Procatchuic Acids *
Flavonoids * Kaempferol * Quercetin * Myricetin * Phenol phytonutrients
* Pterostilbene * Resveratrol
|Disclaimer: The following educational
information is provided to share established and emerging
science on the benefits of nutrients found within fruits and
berries. An increasing percentage of research is being focused
on the anti-cancer benefits of certain fruits and berries.
However, many of these studies are based on in-vitro or
laboratory animal models and thus may not yield the same results
in human biology. Although RawBurst™ contains organic, whole
food powders of the fruits and berries being referenced in this
material, neither RawBurst™ nor its specific ingredients were
involved in these studies. Absolutely no health claims can or
shall be made or implied regarding its use in the prevention or
treatment of any specific disease.
According to the FDA, low fat diets rich in fruits and
vegetables (foods that are low in fat and may contain dietary
fiber, Vitamin A, or Vitamin C) may reduce the risk of some
Deep in the forest in the Patagonia region in Chile, there is a
sacred berry used by the Mapuche warriors. Maqui Berries are revered by
the Mapuche Indians as a symbol of strength, health and vitality, and
are believed to have mystical healing powers by the natives.
The amazing maqui berry thrives in a harsh climate where few would
survive. These berries are jam-packed with antioxidants that protect the
berries from sun irradiation, diseases, and biological enemies.
Maqui berries contain the highest ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorption
Capacity) value of any known berry in the world and are a rich source of
Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Potassium and Anythocyanins.
Maqui berries are extraordinarily rich in anthocyanins. Anthocyanins
are the purple pigments that give maqui berries, blueberries and others
their beautiful color and exceptionally high anti-oxidant activity.
Specifically, maqui berries contain unusually high levels of
anthocyanins called delphinidins. The delphinidins demonstrate potent
anti-inflammatory activity. Inflammation is part of virtually every
degenerative disease, from cardiovascular disease to diabetes to
arthritis. Any illness that ends with "itis" is an inflammatory disease.
The anthocyanins found in maqui and other berries exhibit powerful
The antioxidant compounds in maqui berry also help to prevent the
oxidation of cholesterol in the blood. Oxidation of cholesterol is a
factor in the development of cardiovascular disease, including heart
attack, stroke and hardening of the arteries. Regular daily intake of
maqui berries or the berry juice is a smart investment in better
According to Chris Kilham, a professor of ethnobotany at the
University of Massachusetts Amherst, maqui berry may aid fat loss by
helping support optimal blood glucose levels.
"Interestingly, intake of maqui berries or their juice causes a
significant increase of insulin in the body," says Kilham. "In fact,
maqui appears to do this better than any other known plant. What does
this mean? Consuming maqui berries or their juice with or after meals
can help to suppress blood glucose, thereby evening out energy and
preventing the formation of new fat cells. As a result, maqui may prove
to be a beneficial aid in weight control."
Blueberries have long been known as a super-food for their incredible
antioxidant capability. This means they are powerful free-radical
destroyers. Free-radical damage can contribute to the development of
heart disease, cancer, macular degeneration and cognitive decline.
Blueberries are another great source of anthocyanins. Blueberries
offer 38 percent more anthocyanins than red wine (well known for its
Antioxidants and phytonutrients protect the heart by helping to
prevent LDL (bad) cholesterol from oxidizing and forming hard plaque on
artery walls as well as supporting the integrity of the vascular system.
Recent studies have shown that daily blueberry intake can also result
in increased eNOS (endogenous nitric oxide) activity, and this result is
viewed as helping to explain some of the unique health benefits of
blueberries for the cardiovascular system.
In both men and women, and in study participants of many different
ages, routine blueberry intake has been shown to support healthy blood
pressure. In individuals with high blood pressure, blueberry intake has
significantly reduced both systolic and diastolic blood pressures. In
individuals with healthy blood pressure, blueberry intake has been shown
to help maintain these healthy pressures.
Phenolic compounds found in blue/purple vegetables and fruits like
blueberries inhibit the rapid growth of cancer cells and work to destroy
cancer cells in the colon. Blueberries also contain a flavonoid
phytonutrient called kaempferol.
Harvard University scientists analyzed 66,000 women's diets. Those
who ate the most kaempferol-rich foods had a 38% lower ovarian cancer
risk than women who ate the least.
Blueberry-rich diets also dramatically improve motor skills and the
learning capacity of older animals in research studies. Because
blueberries are rich in antioxidants, they offer protection of brain
cells from oxidative stress, which can exacerbate the effects of
age-related cognitive decline.
After many years of research on blueberry antioxidants and their
potential benefits for the nervous system and for brain health, there is
exciting new evidence that blueberries can improve memory. In a study
involving older adults (with an average age of 76 years), 12 weeks of
daily blueberry consumption was enough to improve scores on two
different tests of cognitive function including memory.
The authors of this study were encouraged by the results and
suggested that blueberries might turn out to be beneficial not only for
improvement of memory, but for slowing down or postponing the onset of
other cognitive problems frequently associated with aging.
Blueberries are rich in dietary fiber (both soluble and insoluble)
that may help alleviate constipation and aid in digestive health. They
contain tannins, which help "cleanse" the colon (tannins have an
astringent effect), and, like cranberries, blueberries help fight
against the bacteria that causes most urinary tract infections (UTI’s).
Research on blood sugar balance and blueberry intake has been
conducted on individuals who have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes,
metabolic syndrome, or insulin resistance, and the results of this
research have been consistent. They have shown that blueberries (along
with other berries) have a favorable impact on blood sugar regulation in
persons already diagnosed with blood sugar problems.
Blueberries are also an excellent source of manganese. Manganese
plays an important role in bone development and in converting the
proteins, carbohydrates and fats in food into energy.
Goji berries are one of the best sources of carotenoid antioxidants,
even more than carrots.
This is important since research has indicated that the carotenoid
content of human tissue is a statistically significant factor in
determining our maximum lifespan potential.
This means the more carotenoids we consume, the better the
possibility we may live a longer life.
According to Alex Malinsky (aka "RawGuru"), "The treasure of the goji
berry is its medley of antioxidants, 21 trace minerals, beta carotene
(more than carrots), vitamins such as C (higher than oranges) and B1, B2
and B6; Goji berries power the immune system by helping it to withstand
strain and exertion, and they may slow the effects of aging, defend the
liver, assist in vision health and improvement, and build the
circulatory and cardiovascular systems."
Goji berries contain two very important nutrients for eye health:
zeaxanthin and lutein. A diet with increased levels of zeaxanthin and
lutein has proven helpful in decreasing the risk of developing
age-related macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness and
loss of vision in people above the age of 65.
Goji berries have also been found to help boost the immune system.
There are three main components in the goji berry that do this:
polysaccharides, beta-carotene and germanium. Polysaccharides are well
known for their immune-boosting properties, while beta-carotene seems to
boost interferon’s stimulation on the immune system. Germanium, which
has been found to be effective in treating certain types of cancer, is
also critical in boosting interferon levels.
Goji berries also contain sesquiterpenoids which have
anti-inflammatory properties. The sesquiterpenoids contained in goji
berries are found to be a powerful secretagogue. A secretagogue
stimulates the secretion of the human growth hormone by the pituitary
In Asia, goji berries are known as a strong sexual tonic. They
support testosterone levels, which stimulates libido in both men and
women. Furthermore, they improve overall stamina, mood and wellbeing,
all of which are vital for an optimum sex life.
Goji berries are also rich in unique compounds known as lycium
barbarum polysaccharides. These nutrients have been shown to enhance
immunity and have a similar chemical structure to immune-stimulating
compounds within maitake mushrooms and echinacea. These polysaccharides
provide immune cells with special sugars that enable them to communicate
more effectively. These polysaccharides are also one of the preferred
fuel sources of good intestinal bacteria. These bacteria help to
orchestrate a healthy immune response as well.
These polysaccharides are very effective at enhancing detoxification
within the body. They aid in the removal of metabolic waste products
such as lactic acid that accumulates in muscles during exertion. They
also support the liver and protect it from damage that may occur during
intense periods of exercise.
Perhaps the most exciting thing yet discovered about goji berries is
their ability to support Superoxide Dismutase (SOD) levels in the body.
Raising SOD activity has been proven to help prevent damage to the skin,
eye, pancreas, and other organs and tissues, and to reduce pain and
inflammation in arthritis. Higher SOD levels over a period of years
should have an enormous impact on health, energy and longevity.
Black currants are very rich in many phytonutrients, antioxidants,
vitamins, essential fatty acids and minerals.
In particular, black currants are renowned for their high content in
Vitamin C (a powerful antioxidant), GLA (Gamma-Linoleic Acid, a very
rare Omega-6 essential fatty acid) and potassium. They have been shown
to have twice the potassium of bananas, four times the vitamin C of
oranges, and twice the antioxidants of blueberries.
Black currants also contain anthocyanins. Anthocyanins inhibit the
enzymes cyclo-oxygenase 1 and 2, and help reduce inflammation and the
effects of arthritis in the body. The effect is similar to aspirin or
ibuprofen, and is considered by many an effective natural alternative.
The fruit juice of black currant contains proanthocyanidins,
anthocyanins and a polysaccharide-rich substance called cassis
polysaccharide (CAPS). CAPS was found to consist of mannose, galactose,
xylose, rhamnose, xylose, arabinose and glucose. This substance has been
proven to be very toxic against tumor cells which has prompted
additional studies to determine the anti-cancer properties of black
In addition, black currant seed oil contains 47% linoleic, 14%
alpha-linolenic, 12% gamma-linolenic, and 2.7% stearidonic acids. Of
these, gamma-linoleic is rarely found in any other natural resource, and
both alpha and gamma-linoleic are essential fatty acids.
According to Dr. Thomas Behrenbeck of the Mayo Clinic, preliminary
evidence shows that cholesterol levels may be reduced through the
consumption of pomegranate fruit or its juice.
Dr. Behrenbeck credits this to pomegranate’s unique combination of
polyphenols which appear to lower LDL or "bad" cholesterol in the blood
which ultimately benefits the heart.
More recent research has found that eight ounces of pomegranate juice
daily for three months improved the amount of oxygen getting to the
heart muscle of patients with coronary heart disease (American Journal
of the College of Cardiology, Sept. 2005). Other researchers report that
long-term consumption of pomegranate juice may help combat erectile
dysfunction (Journal of Urology, July 2005).
In addition, pomegranate juice, like aspirin, may help keep blood
platelets from forming unwanted clots.
Laboratory research studies suggest that pomegranate juice may help
induce apoptosis of human breast, prostate and colon cancer cells by
activating genes and enzymes that regulate apoptosis.
According to Hasan Mukhtar of the Cancer Chemoprevention Program at
the University of Wisconsin, drinking pomegranate juice slows the growth
of lung cancer in mice. Mukhtar credits this to pomegranate's natural
anti-inflammatory properties which are due to its high antioxidant
content. He believes that eating pomegranates in combination with other
fruits and vegetables is the key to slowing the development of cancer
including lung cancer.
According to encouraging preliminary studies, drinking pomegranate
juice may support breast health. A 2009 study by the Breast Cancer
Research Program at City of Hope in Duarte, CA showed evidence that the
phytochemicals found in pomegranate seeds have a suppressive effect on
estrogen production; thus, it may help prevent the growth of breast
cancer cells. More studies involving humans are needed, however.
The July 2006 "Clinical Cancer Research" journal reported the
findings of the first clinical trial using pomegranate juice on men with
prostate cancer. It showed significant prolongation of the
prostate-specific antigen, or PSA, in the men drinking pomegranate
juice, thereby indicating slower disease progression. In mice, treatment
with pomegranate extract delayed the development of tumors and improved
survival (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Sept. 26,
Pomegranates have also been found to have a significant impact on
inflammation. Not only does pomegranate juice contain potent phenolic
antioxidants like other brightly-colored fruits; the juice also contains
unique complex sugars that are anti-inflammatory on their own.
Acerola cherries are considered by many the absolute best source of
"Real Vitamin C" among all other fruits and berries in the world.
While synthetic vitamin C supplements only contain Ascorbic Acid,
REAL Vitamin C complex contains the following components in addition to
Ascorbic Acid: Rutin, Bioflavonoids, Factor K, Factor J, Factor P,
Tyrosinase and Ascorbinogen.
Vitamin C promotes the production of collagen vital for beautiful
skin, helps maintain healthy gums and capillaries, and strengthens the
respiratory system. It also promotes iron absorption and a healthy
immune system. Vitamin C also has balancing effects on the blood fat
level and intraocular pressure. Its proper amount in brain cells is said
to be important for the prevention of Parkinson’s disease. Vitamin C in
Acerola also helps break down mucus and works as a natural
Other components that can be found in Acerola are magnesium,
potassium, phosphorous, calcium, niacin, vitamin A, iron, zinc, vitamins
B1 and B2, proteins, lipids, fatty acids and fiber.
Acerola cherries are extremely helpful in protecting the blood
vessels and increasing capillary function, protecting skin and organs
from premature aging, promoting healthy teeth and gums and may help
relieve stress and chronic fatigue.
Red raspberries represent another naturally rich source of
anthocyanins, the pigment that gives the raspberry its beautiful red
Anthocyanins may reduce the risk factors for cardiovascular disease,
according to a study in the April 2008 issue of the "Journal of
Nutrition." In the study, rats that were fed a diet of foods rich in
anthocyanins for a period of eight weeks showed resistance to heart
damage and inflammation. Researchers concluded that anthocyanins, such
as those in red raspberries, contribute to heart health.
The same anthocyanins that may have cardioprotective effects also
work to help you keep your eyes healthy. Researchers at the Atlantic
Food and Horticulture Research Centre in Canada reported that the retina
in the eye has the highest metabolic rate of any tissue in the body,
which makes it more susceptible to damage. The results of their study,
published in the April 14, 2010 issue of the "Journal of Agricultural
and Food Chemistry," state that anthocyanins protect the eye tissue from
oxidative or stress-induced cell death.
Red raspberries are perhaps best known for a compound called ellagic
acid. The May 25, 2010 issue of "Cancer Prevention Research" reports on
a study in which ellagic acid was found to suppress the development and
growth of breast cancer tumors. Ellagic acid also fights other cancers
and is shown to absorb readily into the body's cells, according to a
report from the Medical University of South Carolina, published in the
September 2006 issue of the "Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology."
According to a report from the Washington Red Raspberry Commission,
ellagic acid, along with other red raspberry compounds, make insulin
action more effective by lowering the body's insulin resistance and
overall blood sugar levels. The sugar substitute, xylitol, is also
extracted from red raspberries.
Raspberries possess almost 50% higher antioxidant activity than
strawberries, 3 times that of kiwis, and 10 times the antioxidant
activity of tomatoes, shows research conducted in the Netherlands and
published in the journal BioFactors.
While familiar nutrients like vitamin C and fiber play a very
important role in the cranberry's health benefits, it's the broad
spectrum of phytonutrients in cranberries that has received the most
attention from researchers.
First is the amazing array of antioxidants that are found exclusively
in whole cranberries. Cranberry's special combination of phenolic,
proanthocyanidin, antho- cyanin, flavonoid, and triterpenoid
antioxidants is without a doubt unique. Also unique is the particular
combination of three antioxidant nutrients - resveratrol, piceatannol
and pterostilbene - found in cranberry.
Second are the research findings regarding the synergy between these
nutrients. The phyto-nutrients in cranberry provide maximal antioxidant
benefits only when consumed in combination with each other as a whole
food. When cranberry processing disrupts this antioxidant balance,
health benefits from cranberry are decreased. Multiple studies point to
this same conclusion. It's the overall blend of cranberry antioxidants
that provides us with the strongest health benefits.
Long before researchers started investigating from the standpoint of
science, cranberry has been used to help prevent and treat urinary tract
infections (UTIs). Science has confirmed that this benefit is related to
its proanthocyanidin (PAC) content. The PACs in cranberry have a special
structure (called A-type linkages) that makes it more difficult for
certain types of bacteria to latch on to our urinary tract linings. The
area where benefits have been most pronounced are in middle-aged women
who have experienced recurrent UTIs.
Similarly, cranberry juice has been shown to inhibit the adhesion of
H. pylori to human gastric mucus in vitro. These preliminary results
suggest that cranberry may be beneficial in the prevention of peptic
ulcers through the inhibition of H. pylori adhesion to gastric mucus and
Recent research has also shown that cranberry may be able to help
optimize the balance of bacteria in our digestive tract. Participants in
one recent study involving cranberry juice intake (in amounts of
approximately 2 ounces per day and over the course of about 3 months)
were able to increase the numbers of beneficial bifidobacteria in their
digestive tract while maintaining balance among other bacterial types.
In animal studies, the antioxidant benefits of cranberries have been
clearly associated with decreased risk of high blood pressure. By
reducing oxidative stress inside the blood vessels, cranberry extracts
consumed by rats and mice have helped prevent excess constriction of the
blood vessels and unwanted increases in blood pressure.
A final area of cardiovascular support provided by cranberry is its
ability to help lower LDL-cholesterol and total cholesterol, while
simultaneously helping to increase levels of HDL-cholesterol. Flavonoids
have been shown to function as potent antioxidants both in vitro and in
vivo and may reduce the risk of atherosclerosis. Cranberries contain
significant amounts of flavonoids and polyphenolic compounds that have
been demonstrated to inhibit low density lipoprotein oxidation. Ongoing
research continues to suggest that cranberries may offer a natural
defense against atherosclerosis.
Scientists continue to identify new mechanisms that establish
cranberries as anti-cancer agents. These mechanisms are now known to
include: blocked expression of MMPs (matrix metalloproteinases);
inhibition of ODC (ornithine decarboxylase enzymes); stimulation of QRs
(quinone reductase enzymes); inhibition of CYP2C9s (Phase I
detoxification enzymes); and triggering of apoptosis (programmed cell
death) in tumor cells.
In 1996, laboratory studies conducted by University of Illinois
scientists and published in Planta Medica demonstrated the potential
anticarcinogenic properties of cranberries. More recently, researchers
at the University of Western Ontario demonstrated in animal models that
human breast cancer cells showed significantly lower incidence of tumor
development when the experimental group's diet was supplemented with
cranberries. Although these results are very preliminary, compounds in
cranberries may prove to be a potent cancer fighter.
Many of the phytonutrients present in strawberries function not only
as antioxidants, but also as anti-inflammatory nutrients.
Given their amazing combination of phytonutrients including
anthocyanins, ellagitannins, flavonols, terpenoids and phenolic acids,
it's not surprising to find increasing research interest in the
anti-inflammatory properties of strawberries.
Recent research has shown that several blood markers for chronic,
unwanted inflammation like C-reactive protein (CRP) can be improved by
regular intake of strawberries. Interestingly, in one large-scale study,
consumption of strawberries did not show anti-inflammatory benefits
until strawberries were consumed at least 3 times per week.
Improved blood sugar regulation has been a longstanding area of
interest in research on strawberries and health. In fact, scientists
discovered a fascinating relationship between consumption of
strawberries with table sugar. Surprisingly, blood sugar levels did not
spike when the table sugar was consumed simultaneously with
These health science researchers have further speculated that
polyphenols in strawberries played a major role in helping regulate
blood sugar response. This finding is great news for healthy persons
wanting to maintain healthy blood sugar levels, and also for persons
with type 2 diabetes who enjoy fresh strawberries and want to enjoy them
on a regular basis.
Decreased oxidation of fats (lipid peroxidation) in the cell
membranes of cells that line our blood vessels; decreased levels of
circulating fats, including total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol; and
decreased activity of angiotensin I-converting enzyme (ACE), an enzyme
whose overactivity increases our risk of high blood pressure, are
results that have all been documented following daily intake of
strawberries over a 1-3 month period of time.
While the anti-cancer properties of strawberries have yet to be fully
understood, their ability to lower risk for some forms of cancer may be
related to their ability to boost the activity of antioxidant enzymes
like catalase or superoxide dismustase (SOD), their ability to lessen
the activity of pro-inflammatory enzymes like cyclo-oxygenase 2 (COX-2),
or their ability to lessen expression of the enzyme inducible nitric
oxide synthase (iNOS).
Improvement of inflammatory bowel problems including ulcerative
colitis and Crohn's disease has also been demonstrated in preliminary
studies on animals with daily strawberry extract or strawberry powder
Several preliminary studies on intake of strawberries on aged animals
have shown enhanced cognitive function following ingestion of a diet
with 2% of the calories provided by strawberry extracts. Enhanced motor
function has also been shown in these strawberry extract studies.
The vitamin C in strawberries helps your body absorb iron from other
foods such as meats and vegetables. Drinking a glass of strawberry juice
will help raise your vitamin and iron levels, which might help prevent
anemia, according to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. One
treatment for the underlying cause of anemia is changing your diet to
include more vitamin C and zinc with other vitamin supplements.
Jam-packed full of nutrients, the apple contains rich sources of
vitamin C, dietary fiber, beta-carotene, flavonoids, phytosterols,
antioxidants, and a wide range of vitamins, minerals and amino acids -
all ingredients the body needs for healing.
Surprisingly, the apple has been extensively researched and is known
to produce a wide array of health benefits. Studies show that the
soluble fiber (pectin) in the apple promotes digestive health,
counteracts the negative effects of radiation therapy, prevents
gallstones, and rids the body of toxins.
In addition, pectin slows the absorption of food which is beneficial
for people with diabetes, hypoglycemia and obesity.
In several large epidemiological studies conducted in Europe,
consuming two apples a week was found to prevent and promote the healing
of asthma, type 2 diabetes and inflammation.
Furthermore, research conducted by the University of Wisconsin showed
that the nutrients in an apple peel could prohibit abnormal cell growth,
various cancers and metastasis (the spreading of cancer throughout the
Three large-scale human studies have confirmed a decreased risk of
lung cancer with increase consumption of apples, due to their quercetin
(polyphenol) content. One study from Hawaii showed a 40-50% decreased
risk of lung cancer in people with the highest intake of flavonoids
specifically from apples and onions.
French researchers found that phloridzin, a flavanoid found ONLY in
apples, may help protect against osteoporosis and help increase bone
Research at Cornell University found that the quercetin in apples may
protect brain cells from the free radical damage linked to Alzheimer's
In a Brazilian weight loss study, women who ate three apples a day
lost significantly more weight while dieting than those who didn't.
Apples have also been shown to promote oral health and healthy skin.
The apple itself is small, but the benefit of consuming just one
apple daily provides vast health benefits ranging from glowing, radiant,
skin to the possibility of cancer prevention.