Apples are one of the most popular fruits — and that’s a good thing. They’re an exceptionally healthy fruit with many research-backed benefits.
Acidic apple extract helps to protect the skin from free radical damage which in turn helps to slow the signs of aging and apple oil contains essential fatty acids that hydrate and plump skin.
The compounds in apples known as oligosaccharides were found to destroy up to 46% of human colon cancer cells. They outperform common chemotherapy, and thus they leave the toxic adverse effects behind.
It is reported that apple polysaccharide can prevent colon cancer growth and impede colon cancer progression. Apple oligosaccharide is a potential chemoprevention agent or anti-tumor agent and is worthy of further study.
APPLE EXTRACT: Another Natural Solution to Cancer
Researchers segregated polysaccharides such as pectin and other fibers from the apple remains after they have been processed for making juice. This waste product called pomace consists of skins, pulp, seeds and stems.
Upon segregating the polysaccharides, the researchers was treating them the natural pectinase enzymes in order to break down their complex carbohydrate molecules into oligosaccharides. In the final step, the oligosaccharides were added to various concentrations of cultured human HT29 colon cancer cells, but a common chemo drug was added to others.
Although the researchers used different concentrations in every test, the results were the same:
Oligosaccharides induced programmed cell death, known as apoptosis, at greater levels compared with the apoptosis levels of chemo drug administered to other infected cells.
Because colon cancer is the second leading cause of death in women and the third leading cause of death in men worldwide, this finding is especially important to help curb this epidemic.
Source: Pinoy Health Guide