Doctor's Note

For some of the latest videos on antioxidant activity in apples:
Which Fruit Fights Cancer Better?
Apple Skin: Peeling Back Cancer
Apples and Oranges: Dietary Diversity

And for some of the latest videos on antioxidants:
Food Antioxidants and Cancer
Minimum “Recommended Daily Allowance” of Antioxidants
Food Antioxidants, Stroke, and Heart Disease
The Role of Diet in Declining Sperm Counts

Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on antioxidants. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos--please feel free to explore them as well!

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  • Michael Greger M.D.

    Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on antioxidants. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos–please feel free to explore them as well!

  • Becca

    Does the nutrition in apples have to do with the reduced pesticides sprayed on them? I ask because Granny Smith apples from New Zealand are said to be sprayed with less pesticides than any of the apples in the USA. In the USA, apples are one of the highest chemically treated fruits with pesticides, according to the Environmental Working Group. But, I don’t know why Red Delicious would be the most nutritious. Can you elaborate.

  • Darryl

    My tart Granny Smith favoritism has been justified:

    An apple a day could keep obesity away

    The study showed that Granny Smith apples surpass Braeburn, Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, McIntosh and Red Delicious in the amount of nondigestible compounds they contain. “The nondigestible compounds in the Granny Smith apples actually changed the proportions of fecal bacteria from obese mice to be similar to that of lean mice,” Giuliana Noratto said.

    The research article.