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How Do You Like Them Apples!

On September 16th, you can take part in International Eat an Apple Day by enjoying a piece of this delicious fruit. But don’t stop there and make it a one-day celebration. There are approximately 7,500 varieties of apples grown today, and they offer a great range of flavor from tart to tangy to sweet. However, the one thing they all have in common is major health benefits, making them not only tasty but a nutritious part of your diet all the time.

80 percent of non-organic U.S. apples contain harmful chemical that is banned in Europe


It's no secret that non-organic apples contain pesticides, but new information demonstrates that upwards of 80 percent of them may also contain diphenylamine (DPA), a chemical banned in Europe. DPA, which is regulated as a pesticide, is said to keep produce from turning dark colors while in storage. Although banned overseas, such apples are still found in the United States. In fact, the most common pesticide on conventionally grown U.S. apples is DPA.

Man becomes acne-free with three-day apple fast


Chris Gibson started developing acne at the young age of 11. He suffered with the skin condition for over 15 years, saying he was well into his 20s when he was cured. In his case, he had cystic acne, which can lead to severe scarring and permanent pockmarks. "Antibiotics... Accutane... [I] tried it all," says Gibson, who often "kept counting on it" to "go away on its own." Yet, he's now been free of his problematic acne for 20 years, saying the simple fix was right in the fruit aisle all along. Apples... yes, apples, were his key for curing his persistent acne.
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Europeans and Canadians Enjoy Antibiotic-Free Organic Apples and Pears, So Why Can’t We?


Americans may never taste an organic apple or pear that hasn’t been sprayed with antibiotics unless the NOSB sticks to its plan to forbid streptomycin on all organic fruits after October 2014. Action Alert! [1]

Diet Rich In Apples and Pears may LowerStroke Risks by 52%


A well-balanced diet loaded with fresh fruit and vegetables is good for your health, providing a wealth of health benefits. Eating fruit and veggies can even reduce the risk of developing a chronic disease. Research indicates that eating white, fleshy fruits such as apples and pears could also reduce the risk of having a stroke significantly.