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An Apple A Day

.....keeps the Doctor away.....

It's old news, I know. But new research keeps coming out to explain WHY and how apples are good for you. The most nutritious and high fiber part of the apple is: the skin. Apple consumption has been shown to fight cancer, aid digestion, reduce asthma in children when pregnant mothers eat apples, and decrease risk of lung cancer, heart disease and stroke.

How long has it been since you ate an apple? (Me: weeks...)

asthma research: http://thorax.bmj.com/cgi/content/abstract/thx.2006.074187v1
cancer fighting: http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/jafcau/2007/55/i11/abs/jf063563o.html

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gavin6942
Jun. 9th, 2007 08:08 pm (UTC)
A little bit off topic, but... what's with the suggestive angle of this photo?
liveonearth
Jun. 9th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
I think she's CUTE. If her pose is suggestive to you, that tell me that your mind is open to suggestion. =-]
gavin6942
Jun. 9th, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)
Whether she's cute or not, the camera is like pointed right down her loose-fitting jeans. I find that a little questionable...
neptunia67
Jun. 10th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
That's funny. I never even noticed her jeans. I just noticed the apple and the cute expression on her face. ha.
gavin6942
Jun. 10th, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
Hmmm... very odd indeed. (For the record, I don't find her face cute.)
marijkab
Jun. 10th, 2007 03:04 am (UTC)
Sex sells. And if it sells apples, so be it, I guess. I just had one for lunch today.
liveonearth
Jun. 11th, 2007 05:25 am (UTC)
So the girl represents sex because she has boobs? Because she is pigeon toed? Because her hipbone is showing? Or just because she's a girl and good looking?
marijkab
Jun. 11th, 2007 02:22 pm (UTC)
Look at how the different sexs saw this photo: men see a chick in a suggestive pose, showing off her hip bones, women see a cute face and a big apple, and (maybe) felt a quirk of envy over what a great body this gal has. I'm not going to say that either reaction was the right or wrong one, it's just that these seem to be the usual reactions to ads like this. What would have been the reaction if it'd been a bland looking middle aged man holding an apple in a completely boring pose? Would it have caught the same amount of attention as this photo has? She's a girl and good looking, and that's what the media like's to use, (even if they are being good and selling apples)and everyone responds to pretty people. You have to admit that even though the obvious focus of the phot is the apple, the girl is a bit distracting- why use her?
I love how this one photo has brought this many comments... I"m having another apple for lunch today, by the way. :)
liveonearth
Jun. 11th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I just had an apple for breakfast. Yum! That sexy hipbone totally converted me.

You're absolute right. This image just brought to the fore the fact that men are visually stimulated in a sexual way.

I picked her from the google lineup of images from the search "apple a day". And I picked her because she is striking. More striking than I imagined....and it is entertaining, I agree.
neptunia67
Jun. 10th, 2007 04:07 pm (UTC)
God, that picture is cute as hell!

Hey, I'm doing something right, yay. I eat at least three or four apples a week, even more if I'm on a "good" week. Woo!
artemiswrites
Jun. 11th, 2007 07:19 pm (UTC)
I have a complete apple addiction. I eat one almost every day, sometimes two, and it has to be organic because the skin is RUINED on conventional apples with all that wax and shit. I still miss the apple orchards of my hometown in Yakima, WA. I never understood people who peeled their apples. WEIRD!

I'm going to eat one RIGHT NOW!

(I LOVE your health study/article posts, always read them even if I never ever comment...)
(Anonymous)
Jun. 11th, 2007 07:21 pm (UTC)
Well I'm glad that you do occasionally comment---and that you're an apple addict. Of course, I already knew that you're into HEALTH. Are you lifting much these days?
liveonearth
Jun. 11th, 2007 07:22 pm (UTC)
That was me.

=-]
artemiswrites
Jun. 11th, 2007 07:27 pm (UTC)
Much to tell, actually. I've been bicycling like mad this spring and summer so far and hadn't been lifting for about two years (longest break in my lifting since I was 19). So my knees started getting very angry about 5-5 weeks ago and I got right in to PT with the guy who fixed my torn rotator cuff. He is seriously buffing up my legs and I LOVE it. I mean, cycling has gotten them pretty big and strong, he is just evening out the strength to other muscles as well. Knees are getting happier by the week. Which is good because I'm leaving my job in three weeks and am going to ride my bike for the next year at least! First the Great Divide trail from Canada to Mexico and then... Africa. Yow.

Lots of change happening all around. When are you moving north?
liveonearth
Jun. 11th, 2007 07:35 pm (UTC)
Excellent! I am proud of you now that I hear you are going to take a break and ride ride ride. It is good for the soul to take such breaks from time to time. My next big break will be after I finish school----to assess where I want to set up my practice.

Is it Dr Toner who's buffing you out? I heard more good things about him out of the blue from someone yesterday.

I move in August. I am really looking forward to it! If you ever pass through Portland, please do look me up!
artemiswrites
Jun. 11th, 2007 07:46 pm (UTC)
Toner keeps my back and neck in shape for sure, but for physical therapy I'm seeing Mark Statham. He's an athlete and is buff and loves to buff other people up when they want to. He's also going to show me ways of keeping my knees happy when I'm out in the middle of nowhere without weights & machines. Good guy, he is.

I gave up on my Master's for now and may end up going back to something else eventually. Actually, later on I'd like to get a bachelor's in exercise science and work with middle-aged/older populations who have never exercised, especially women, and get them loving it. I think I could do well and really enjoy that. But that's later.

I'll definitely look you up if I get back to Portland.
liveonearth
Jun. 11th, 2007 08:12 pm (UTC)
That's a tough population you'd like to help! What is it that would bring these never-exercised people to you? Besides your personal example of health, that is....
artemiswrites
Jun. 11th, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
Very creative marketing! I've thought about this a lot, and I would take the approach I used when offering computer training in New Mexico. Offer half-day seminars for a low price to people interested in feeling better and getting healthier. Market the seminars personally and with fliers in places where these people live and work. Once I get them to a seminar there will be a certain percentage that will want one-on-one attention. I will change their lives and show them it can be fun and give real results. Older people generally like me and are not intimidated by me. I feel confident it will work. I've made people who hated computers love them, I can do it with exercise and nutrition in the same way: hand-holding. It will be rewarding.
liveonearth
Jun. 11th, 2007 10:03 pm (UTC)
Excellent! I wish you success and satisfaction.
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