Apple Juice Found To Be Good Antidote to High-Fat Diets
An apple a day really does keep the doctor away, new scientific research indicates.
well as apple juice are loaded with the healthy components that may be
just what the doctor ordered to provide balance to the not-so-healthy
diets some individuals — particularly children — are
eating, according to researchers at the University of California-Davis
(UC-Davis). That's because apple juice and fresh apple components
contain significant amounts of phytonutrients that are thought to play
a critical role in supporting and promoting good health, the
first identified numerous phytonutrients in apple juice and fresh apple
components, many of which are known to have positive effects on disease
processes. After this step, they determined these foods also could stop
oxidation of the "bad" cholesterol (LDL), a process that can lead to
the development of heart disease.
done in the past two years outside the United States also showed apple
phytonutrients were correlated with reduced risk of heart disease and
apple juice and apple products have always played a role in a healthy
diet. For decades, if not hundreds of years, we've been told to eat
apples to maintain our health," said Sue Taylor, R.D., director of
nutrition communications for the Processed Apples Institute. "Now,
science is uncovering that the healthy components are not just in
apples, but in apple juice as well."
study, led by Dr. Eric Gershwin, is believed to be the first U.S.
research to show apple juice contains many of the newly identified
phytonutrients praised as important for good health.
have been hearing an awful lot about phytonutrients recently. And
they're hearing it for good reason, because many of these plant
compounds are thought to possess disease preventative properties," said
Gershwin. "What our research demonstrates is that you can add apple
juice onto the list of fruits and vegetables which are good for you,
because they clearly contain a significant amount of these important
More information about the UC-Davis study can be found at http://news.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu.