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An Apple a Day Keeps the Oncologist Away

PENSACOLA, Fla. (March 29, 2012) – The American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) just announced the addition of apples to their list of foods that fight cancer. In addition to being a good source of fiber and vitamin C, apples also have antioxidants with phytochemicals.

Phytochemicals found in apples include quercetin, a flavonoid that acts as an anti-inflammatory. Quercetin found in apples has been proven in lab studies to slow the development of cancers in the colon, lung, and breast in various stages of cancer development.

“80 percent of the quercetin in an apple is in the peel so eating the whole apple is essential to gaining all of its nutrients,” Joshua Davis, M.D., family medicine, Baptist Medical Group. “Also, one apple has a little over 10 percent of the daily recommended amount of dietary fiber and vitamin C. Dietary fiber lowers cancer risk and helps with managing your weight.”

To get more information about cancer fighting foods or lowering your risk for cancer contact one of our caring physicians with Baptist Medical Group at 850.434.4080 or visit

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