Friday, August 26, 2011

Friday Food Feature

So the old adage "An Apple a day keeps the Doctor away" may be true. According to new animal research, a substance found in apple peel promotes muscle growth, reduces fat, blood sugar levels, cholesterol and triglycerides. The study, "Apple Peel Makes Mice Mighty" was conducted at the University of Iowa, also suggested that the ursolic acid in the peel could be used in treating metabolic disorders such as diabetes. Researchers at the University of Iowa now hope to take the research up a notch with human trials.  It's almost Fall and Apple season here in the Northeast. You won't have to do much convincing for me to partake of a daily red!

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