Did you know that Apples contain a natural laxative? If you juice apples it helps aid bowel movements. The most effective method is to mix apples with carrots and spinach, you can expect a noticeable difference in your bowel movement the next day. It is the gel-forming fibre, pectin, in apples which helps aid bowel movement. Another inserting bit of research that was conducted by French researchers found that a flavonoid called phloridzin that is only in apples protects post-menopausal women from osteoporosis and has also been seen to improve bone density. Another ingredient in apples called Boron also helps strengthens bones.
Another study found that when rats were fed an extract from apple skins they had a 43 percent lower risk of colon cancer. Other research conducted showed that the pectin in apples reduces the risk of colon cancer and helps to maintain a healthy digestive tract.
Another study conducted by Cornell University study found that rats that ate one apple per day reduced their risk of breast cancer by 17 percent. However when the Rats fed three apples per day it reduced their risk by 39 percent and those fed six apples per day reduced their risk by 44 percent.