blogimage15We’ve been serving Apple Tea after your classes. To not bore you with the research details, I have compiled and condensed findings on the benefit of Apple Tea, here is why they are good for you:

1) Mayo Clinic have found that quercetin, phytonutrient found primarily in apples, onions, tea and red wine, has the ability to alter specific functions of the androgen receptor which plays a key role in prostate cancer.

2) Cornell University found that the phytonutrients in apples inhibited the growth of colon cancer and liver cancer cells in vitro. According to the research, 100 grams of unpeeled apple provides the total antioxidant activity of 1500mg of Vitamin C.

3) Finnish Reserachers found that individuals who ate the most apples had the lowest risk of stroke, due to the phytonutrients found in apples

4) British researchers found that apple eaters had better lung function than non-apple eaters, as measured by forced expiratory volume.

5) Hawaiian Researchers found that an increased consumption of quercetin (from apples and onions) was associated with a reduced risk of lung cancer, which support the finding of the British Researchers.

6) UC-Davis Researchers reported that phytonutrients in apples, apple juice and tea prevent oxidation in vitro of the “bad” (LDL) cholesterol, and thus may help protect against cardiovascular disease. They also confirmed that important phytonutrients from apples do pass through to the apple juice.

7) Epidemiologists from Finland’s National Public Health Institute also concluded that high consumption of flavonoids from apples and onions was directly associated with the lowest risk for coronary mortality.

References:
Xing et al. Quercetin inhibits the expression and function of the androgen receptor in LNCaP prostate cancer cells. Carcinogenisis. March 2001. Vol. 22:3:409-414.
Eberhardt et al. Nutrition: Antioxidant activity of fresh apples. Nature. 2000.405: 903-904
Knekt et al. Quercetin Intake and the Incidence of Cerebrovascular Disease.
European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2000. 54: 415-417.
Butland et al. Diet, Lung Function, and Lung Function Decline in a Cohort of 2,512 Middle-aged Men. Thorax. 2000. 55:102-108
Le Marchand et al. Intake of Flavonoids and Lung Cancer. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 2000. 92: 154-160
Pearson et al. Apple Juice Inhibits Human Low Density Lipoprotein Oxidation. Life Sciences. 1999. 64:1913-1920
Knekt et al. Dietary Flavonoids and the Risk of Lung Cancer and Other Malignant Neoplasms. American Journal of Epidemiology. 1997. 48:3:223-30.
Knekt et al. Flavonoid Intake and Coronary Mortality in Finland: A Cohort Study. British Medical Journal. 1996. 312:478-81