Resist the urge to peel an organic apple! Why? A study by Cornell University found that apples, especially their peels have high levels of polyphenols. Further, one serving of a red apple with its peel has the same antioxidant activity as 1500 mg of vitamin C. Cornell's studies on apples have also shown them to inhibit the growth of liver, colon and breast cancer cells. Apples may also decrease the risk of heart disease, diabetes and asthma. One of my favorite daily rituals is eating a Gala or Fuji apple with some almond butter. Pure heaven !