Benefits of Drinking Apple Juice

by Sam Malone

Apple is one of the most nutritious fruits with a lot of micro and macro nutrients. Apples are a member of the rose family of plants and are cultivated extensively across the world. Apple juice's nutrition value is attributed to the vitamin and mineral content of apples. Apples are a rich source of minerals like iron, potassium, magnesium, calcium, copper, manganese, and phosphorus. Apples are also rich in vitamins including vitamin A, C, K and B-complex. As such, it is rightly said that “an apple a day keeps a doctor away.” Apple juice imparts similar benefits as apples, though it is just a bit less in fiber content than the fruit.

Some of the apple juice benefits are as follows:

  • First and foremost, apple juice is a rich source of antioxidants like flavonoids and polyphenols. Antioxidants help nullify the adverse effects of free radicals that are formed as a result of various biochemical reactions in the body, which could otherwise initiate chain reactions and cause tumors and cancer. Hence, apple juice helps prevent cancer.
  • Apple juice promotes the formation of proteins in the body, thereby assisting growth and reproduction of body cells. Also, apple juice is a rich source of pectin, which helps in absorption and assimilation of proteins, thereby assisting in proper utilization of it.
  • Apple juice helps regulate the hormonal balance in the body, thereby sustaining various physiological processes of the body.
  • Apple juice promotes repair of body cells, thereby helping the body cope with the normal wear and tear process.
  • Apple juice helps maintain fertility, thereby assisting in the process of reproduction.
  • Apple juice helps in maintaining the functionality of the excretory system, thereby assisting in removal of waste materials from the body. It also prevents kidney stones.
  • Apple juice also helps in strengthening the immune system of the body, thereby preventing a variety of infections and diseases. It also helps prevent and cure various common afflictions like colds, coughs, and fever.
  • Apple juice is also beneficial in maintaining the overall state of body cells and helps in formation of plasma, which is a fluid found in the body's cells. As such, apple juice provides for a steady state of hemostatis and as result, the overall physiology of the human body.
  • One of the other apple juice benefits is its ability to help prevent constipation. Apple juice adds bulk to food, and as such, it is recommended to consume apple juice for constipation and various disorders of the stomach.
  • Apple is a negative calorie food, which means that calories in apple juice are very low, and it consumes a lot of calories to burn or get digested, thereby making the calorie equation negative. Thus, one of apple juice's benefits is its ability to promote weight loss, as the calories in apple juice are almost negligible. Apple juice also helps reduce cholesterol levels in the body, thereby reducing the risk of heart diseases.
  • Recent research on functionality of apple proves that it helps in proper functioning of brain, thereby improving cognitive ability of human beings.
  • On account of its high content of antioxidants, apple juice also helps maintain skin tone and texture. It also helps reduce the pace of ageing and delays the appearance of various signs of ageing like fine lines, dark spots, patches on skin, and wrinkles. Drinking apple juice is an effective way to keep yourself looking young.
  • One of the other apple juice benefits is its ability to prevent Alzheimer's disease. This can be attributed to its functionality to maintain the working of brain.
  • Apples are antiviral in action. As such, the intake of apple juice prevents various viral infection like a viral fever, respiratory infections, and influenza, among others.
  • One of the apple juice benefits is its ability to help in the treatment of diseases like gout and arthritis, particularly rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Apple juice is rich in various nutrients that help enhance vision and protect your eyes from various eye infections and diseases.
  • Apple juice also helps keep your teeth clean and strengthens your gums. Apple juice cleanses your teeth, and its antimicrobial actions fend off the formation of bacteria in the mouth.
  • Apple juice enhances vitality and vigor and is highly recommended if you are recovering from illness and feeling weak. It aids the body in fast recovery.
  • Apples are a rich source of iron, and hence, apple juice promotes the formation of hemoglobin, thereby enhancing the concentration of red blood cells. As such, apple juice helps prevent and cure anemia.
  • Apple juice being a rich source of calcium helps strengthen bones and sustain the overall state of skeletal system. It prevents diseases of the bones, including osteoarthritis and osteoporosis.
  • The use of apple juice to promote blood clotting and provide quick healing of wounds is also widely recognized. It also prevents septic infection of wounds on account of its antimicrobial properties.
  • Apple juice helps regulate the menstrual cycle in females and alleviates premenstrual syndrome (PMS). It helps reduce the pain and discomfort experienced during the menstrual phase.
  • Apple juice also prevents and cures various diseases of skin like dermatitis and psoriasis. It also maintains the health of your scalp by preventing dandruff and promoting hair growth. It prevents hair fall and enhances the texture and health of your hair.
  • Apple juice is a rich source of malic acid and tartaric acid, both of which help prevent diseases of the liver.
  • Apple juice also helps prevent various diseases of respiratory system, including bronchial asthma.
  • Apple juice is also effective against various diseases including tuberculosis, pyorrhea, neuritis, catarrh.
  • The intake of apple juice also helps relieves insomnia.
  • Besides these apple juice is known to prevent and be effective in the treatment of various sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) such as gonorrhea.

As such, apple juice is high on nutrition and supports almost every aspect of the human physiology. However, if you prefer to consume apple juice over apple fruit, you must keep a few things in mind. You must always consume freshly extracted apple juice as stale juice could lead to adverse effects. You can consume canned apple juice, but it should be low in sugar and preservative content, which could otherwise lead to diabetes and obesity, negating the useful effects of the apple fruit.

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