Sweet delicious apple juice, a favorite at breakfast time but can do more than make your breakfast more enjoyable?
Why yes it can!
Apple juice benefits stretch far and wide and can help with everything from keeping your heart healthy to helping prevent Alzheimer’s and even preventing asthma attacks.
So it’s pretty wonderful if you ask me, but keep reading to learn more of the benefits of apple juice.
Is Apple Juice Bad For You
Let’s get something straight, apple juice by itself is not bad for you, or for your kids, drinking excessive quantities of apple juice, however, is bad for.
And it’s better than soda because while it still is high in sugar it’s naturally occurring fructose instead of man-made sugars, and it’s full of vitamins and minerals which are what provide health benefits while soda is just flavored sugar water.
But that doesn’t mean you should drink a lot of it, a glass a day at absolute most is more than enough, any more than that and you’re going to be getting too much sugar in your diet.
And a glass a day is more than enough to start getting the health benefits I’ve talked about below.
9 Proven Health Benefits Of Apple Juice
I’ve stuck to the benefits of apple juice that actually have some scientific merit behind them, I don’t want evidence that people have just said I wanted to facts. And I found them, so here are all the scientifically backed benefits of drinking apple juice.
But please don’t give up any medication to start only drinking apple juice instead, think of it as an extra way to be healthy on top of any recommendations your doctor has made.
1. Keeps Your Heart Beating Strong
Apple juice is a great source of flavonoids which are a plant molecule that has been shown to decrease your risk of death from heart disease. Which in my mind can only be a good thing, I guess an apple a day not only keeps the doctor away but can also keep the grim reaper away!
But not only that, apples are a source of potassium, not the best source but still a source, and potassium is thought to control the electrical system in the heart which is what keeps it ticking.
2. Could Reduce Cholesterol
It’s still in the early days of research yet but studies done in rats have shown that a higher intake in apples helps reduce cholesterol. In fact, it showed that the internal levels of bad cholesterol went down meanwhile levels of good cholesterol went up. And it showed that the actual amount of cholesterol from food being absorbed went down.
Which means if you drink apple juice alongside a meaty diet it becomes healthier because the cholesterol doesn’t stay in your system.
3. Good For Your Immune System
Apples have a good amount of vitamin C in them which is, I’m sure you know, very good for your immune system. It’s a powerful antioxidant that can keep you healthy for longer and help you keep on top of any bugs that might be going about.