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Eat the Peel: Apples’ Anti-Cancer Agents Are in the Skin

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Everyone knows the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” but research over the last decade has begun to reveal why that is true: strongly anti-oxidant polyphenols that reside in the skin. Polyphenols in apples’ colored skin help protect them from bacteria, viruses, fungi, and the damaging effects of UV-B radiation.  Polyphenols [...]

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Highlight from the Berkeley Wellness Letter: The Appeal of a Peel

When you remove the peel or skin from fruits and vegetables, you lose a lot of nutrition, since it’s a concentrated source of fiber, vitamins, minerals, and potentially beneficial phytochemicals. The pigments in produce are healthful, and the skins or peels are often the most colorful part. Vegetable peels or skins are particularly good sources [...]

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