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Oranges are better than Apples.

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Started: 7/17/2015 Category: Health
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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SmartSoda

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Hello, I believe that oranges are better than apples. Oranges have ascorbic acid (also known as Vitamin C). Ascorbic acid is known to cure many diseases such as scurvy. One orange feeds your daily needs for Vitamin C by 130%. Vitamin C is essential for the immune system. Oranges can lower blood pressure, prevent stroke, and prevent cancer.
TheDebater42

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I accept.

I am supporting apples as being superior or equal to oranges in quality. The debate is introduced as "Oranges are better than apples," so either of these outcomes results in a win for me.

The debate, based solely upon the title and the other information provided, would not appear to be about comparing the health benefits of the two fruits, but more about comparing the two for all qualities. However, as you have introduced the first round to be about those health benefits, I shall respond in kind.

Apples have many properties that help the body to prevent disease. Even just the high fiber content of apples can help protect against several different diseases on its own. Coronary Artery Disease is caused by a build up of plaque in the arteries of your heart. The highly soluble fiber Pectin found in apples has been linked in numerous studies to the slowing of this plaque build up. Combined with the phenolic compound in the apple skin, which prevents the plaque from building on the artery walls, one could safely say that apples reduce one's risk for this disease. The fiber in apples has also been shown to limit blood sugar swings, which have been linked to the development of type 2 diabetes.

The skin of the apple has other positive effects on health, too. A Cornell University study found that triterpenoids, compounds found in apple skins have anti-growth effects on cancer cells in the colon, breast, and liver. The flavanol in apples was found to reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer by up to 23% by a study from the American Association for Cancer Research. The U.S. National Cancer Institute recommends the fiber in the skin as a way to prevent colorectal cancer.
Debate Round No. 1
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by brianjustin3709 2 years ago
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No one said the definition
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