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Healthy Pick: Cloudy Apple Juice’s Clear Benefits

Mar 01, 2007 02:26PM

When it comes to disease-fighting antioxidants, cloudy apple juice appears to be the clear winner according to a new study published in the Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. Research shows that cloudy, or unclarified, apple juice contains up to four times the polyphenols as some types of clear apple juice. Yet clear apple juices continue to dominate store shelves and sales due to their longer shelf life as well as consumer misperceptions that they’re purer.

Researcher Jan Oszmianski at the Agricultural University of Wroclaw in Poland says the clarification process may remove solids and other compounds rich in polyphenols. Plant polyphenols are believed to help fight heart disease and cancer, among other health benefits. Additional sources include red wine, dark chocolate, and red berries.


Source: WebMD Medical News

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