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The fruit of the tree Malus sylvestris, which has a long tradition as a ‘healthy food’; the components responsible for the 'apple effect' include high pectin content, soluble fiber and polyphenols
Apples may be useful in reducing the risk of cancer, controlling DM, favourably altering GI transit times in both constipation and diarrhea, and for cardiovascular disease, as pectin decreases cholesterol
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Popular nutrition The fruit of the tree Malus sylvestris, which has a long tradition as a 'healthy food'; the components responsible for the apple's effect include its high pectin content, soluble fiber, and polyphenols. See Healthy foods.
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The edible, more-or-less spheric fruit of trees of the genus Malus.
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Q. what about drinking vinger apple to keep fit?

A. 90% of the alternative medicine people use are not tested clinically. it doesn't mean they don't work, just that that no one tested them to see if they are truly useful and what is the active ingredient in them. in a site i found they gave a big list of what can apple vinegar can help you for. from acne to cholesterol, diabetes and Menstrual problems. too much if you ask me. if there were 3-5 things on the list it was reasonable. but almost 20? so you might as well take it cause it wouldn't hurt you. but i'm not sure about the usefulness. try it and let me know :)

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Although the announcement is sure to be a gutting one for many in the borough, Bad Apple is hosting a number of events over the coming days, so there is still time to give it a good send off.
On the other end of the spectrum is The Bad Apple's Ancient Beverage cocktail, a combination of Benromach Scotch and Dansk Ribe Mjod, which is a Danish mead spiced with apples and hops, served on the rocks.
There's a few bad apples in the church, but no more than, say, in the public school system.
Each storey, if we identify a person, we shoot them," must just be talking about orders given by a bad apple or two and carried out by some more bad apples.
Coolness aside, the members say the name should be interpreted as something that pushes against conformity, "like a black sheep rebelling against the norms." The popular saying about bad apples takes a different connotation with the band.
"Once you get someone inside who is a bad apple, it causes problems.
To illustrate Kappeler's difference with Barker, Kappeler does not take the 1991 Rodney King beating as a bad apples case.
Jim Kidger Division Six: Top Railway One Bad Apple 5-4 White Hart Stags, Three Nuns Bad Habits 6-3 Arena Savvies, LSU Darts @ Arena 2-7 Black Swan B&W, Blue Ball MS 5-4 Crown KM, Royal Oak Oakers - Bye.
Tubal-cain (Ray Winstone), a bad apple from the other branch of the family tree, stumbles upon the ark and threatens to storm the vessel to escape the Creator's wrath, instigating a fight to the death between the two men.
If you put a bad apple in a barrel of good apples, do the good turn the bad apple good?
That the pillorying of doctors and lawyers in our society will cease; and that we will realize that a bad apple doesn't really spoil the bushel and that countless decent professionals are striving to make their extensive preparations useful to others.
Finally in Jim Kidger Division Six, the White Hart Stags close the gap on leaders Blue Ball MS to four points with their 6-3 win against the Black Swan B&W, and Top Railway One Bad Apple had a similar result against the LSU Darts @ Arena.