The apple juice of good quality must be sparkling yellow, it is a tasty drink and rich in nutrients, it has vitamins and minerals easily absorbed by the body. Further we will discover that apple juice has various beneficial properties for the human body.
Benefits of apple juice
Apple juice provides tremendous benefits to the body, for it must be pure, not enriched with sugar and no preservatives or additives, which would inevitably reduce the quality of the drink.
To produce a good apple juice, are used various varieties of apples, often from biological or integrated cultures.
What gives the aroma to apple juice is the combination of various elements, to name just one, the ripening of the fruits before harvest.
This last element offers apple juice its aromatic flavor while suppressing acidity.
Apples must be left to soak before being pressed by machines.
Some growers subject the apple juice to centrifugation to clarify and filter it.
Others prefer to avoid it and produce cloudy juice, this technique allows to leave intact all the properties of vitamins and minerals.
Always follows a pasteurization phase that ensures conservation.
In France, the production of apple juice takes place mainly in Normandy and Brittany where the climate is conducive to the cultivation of apples.
In the world, the biggest producers of this drink are Poland, Germany, China and the United States.
Nutrients of pure apple juice
The nutrients that make apple juice beneficial to health are multiple and include mineral salts (potassium, phosphorus, magnesium and boron), malic acid, citric acid, pectin, vitamins A, B, C, PP, fiber, antioxidants, polyphenols, and a protein fraction.
The absorption of its nutrients is very fast by the body because the juice is not clogged by the fibers, it means that all the nutrients in the drink are available immediately for the body.
Apple juice: the benefits
Each element present in apple juice has a specific action on the different organs.
Of particular importance are the anti-inflammatories that contain malic acid, citric acid and their protective benefits on the intestinal wall.
These substances are very effective in digestion and in some cases gastrointestinal diseases, such as colitis and constipation.
The wealth of antioxidants and polyphenols present in a glass of apple juice contributes to the prevention of certain cardiovascular diseases and cancer, this has been verified by several scientific studies and published in a well-known American journal.
Flavonoids in particular are substances that also act on the slowing down of cellular aging and the formation of wrinkles.
Other studies done by the University of Massachusetts on the effects of apple juice on senile dementia, such as Alzheimer's disease, have reported that two glasses of apple juice a day can help improve the negative psychological effects as well that the progression of this disease, but also the side effects of the disease such as anxiety, depression, agitation, apple juice would have an effective sedative and antidepressant power.
Another important benefit of juice is provided by pectin, which helps rid the body of toxins while purifying the lungs and airways.
Vitamins, especially Group B, are essential for the health of the body.
Among their various properties, they help support digestion, are anti-stress, and have the ability to increase the immune system.
Vitamin B also helps stabilize LDL cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels and strengthens nails and hair.
The natural juice of the apple contains many minerals including boron, particularly interesting for the bones because it helps the assimilation of calcium.
The presence of minerals in apple juice makes it a natural electrolyte drink suitable for athletes who can consume it both during and after exercise to replace nutrients lost through perspiration.
Even those who follow special diets to lose weight can benefit from apple juice because it is not too caloric and provides diuretic salts.
Homemade apple juice
Apple juice can be prepared at home in a very simple way. Just cut in pieces 1 kg of apples taking care to remove the pips which, if ingested in large quantities, are toxic, and cook them in water until they are reduced in size. slurry.
At this point, filter the mixture with a narrow mesh fabric, trying to extract as much liquid as possible.
The juice must be stored in glass containers or bottles with stoppers, taking care to sterilize the containers.
Although pure apple juice has several virtues, you should not exceed the dose.
Usually one or two glasses a day is enough for the body to benefit from its precious nutrients and antioxidants.
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About Danie Poiret
Professional career – Independent journalist from 2010 to today.
Training: soft medicine, psychology, sports accompaniment.
European School of Herbalism (EEH).
Training Indian Ayurvedic massage and Japanese Shiatsu in Montreal province of Quebec in Canada in 2014.
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