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You Should Eat That Apple Core

This is an article from the website of  Dr Mercola which I thought was very interesting. Organic Apples are the winner here, not so much a conventionally grown apple that has fungicide and insecticide sprayed on them.

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  • Apples’ antioxidant power is contained in the peel. However, recent research shows the core of the apple contains plenty of beneficial bacteria (probiotics)
  • A typical apple contains about 100 million bacteria. ORGANIC APPLES have far greater diversity compared to conventional apples, and contain higher amounts of bacteria that enhance flavor
  • Organic apples were the only ones found to contain Lactobacilli, bacteria that break down sugars associated with healthy digestion, robust immune function and even mental health
  • Conventional apples (non organic)  were found to contain Escherichia coli and Shigella — two Enterobacteriaceae species associated with foodborne illness, as both produce potent shigatoxin. Neither of these species was found in organic apples
  • Bacterial colonization of fruit begins at pollination, and the ultimate composition of a fruit’s microbiota is actually influenced by the microbial community found in the pollen

This article is well worth reading. 

“If you don’t do different nothing will change”

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Did You Know – 10 /02/2014

Today’s Grandparents At A Glance in USA


1. 43% travel more than 200 miles to see a Grandchild (I travel 14,000 miles – just saying)

2. $57 Billion is how much grandparents spend on their grandchildren each year. ( I can believe that one)

3. 62% of Grandparents are still working. (I am kinda not one of them)

4. 47 is the average age of the first time Grandparent. (Thats about right, I was 52 )

5. 53% help with educational expenses (I educate mine for free)

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