Apple a Day

Ursolic acid is a natural compound found in apple peel may be one reason why an apple a day is said to keep the doctor away. Ursolic acid is found in apples, pears and prunes and may be important in programmed cell death or apoptosis and cancer prevention. New research also suggests that it may help maintain muscle mass.

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