Did you know that apple juice benefits are almost the same as the whole fruit? And, while we love eating apples in all their forms (cider, vinegar, pie, crumble, strudel…you get the idea), apple juice can be a particularly convenient way to consume the nutrients offered by apples.
At Summer Snow Juice, we use 100 percent Australian apples and our juice is pressed cold to ensure we retain as much of the flavour characteristics and nutritional profile as possible. We also don’t add sugar, preservatives or nasties of any kind.
Here are some apple juice benefits that highlight their health boosting effects.
Provides antioxidants: Antioxidants help fight free radicals, which can cause cell damage and oxidative stress in the body. The polyphenols found in apples (and apple juice) have an antioxidant effect that helps prevent conditions such as type 2 diabetes, cancer, hypertension, asthma, infections and much more.
Increases iron absorption: Studies have found that drinking apple juice at mealtimes is just as effective in assisting with iron absorption in children as orange juice. This means washing down a meal (particularly a meal containing iron-rich foods) with apple juice can help ward off iron deficiency and anaemia.*
Reduces cholesterol for better heart health: Polyphenols also help break down the cholesterol LDL — a bad cholesterol that can line our arteries with plaque and increase our risk of heart disease, heart attack and stroke. A review of the research into the benefits of apple juice discovered that 20 separate studies found that apple juice can have a positive effect on the markers of cardiovascular disease risk.*
Improves cognitive function: This one might be the most surprising of all: apple juice consumption has been linked to better cognitive performance and a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s disease. This is due in part to a recently discovered flavanol in apples (and some other fruits and vegetables) called fisetin, which has been shown in studies to improve cognitive function.*
Hydration: Apples have a high water content. This is even truer of apple juice, which is great news for anyone who struggles to meet their daily water target of six to eight glasses a day. And while water is the holy grail of drinks and should make up the majority of our liquid consumption, apple juice has a more complex nutritional profile thanks to the Vitamin C, calcium, potassium and manganese.
Even though apple juice benefits are very good for the body, like everything else, apple juice should be consumed in moderation.
We produce a wide variety of apple juice combinations — from Apple & Ginger to Apple & Pear and Apple & Lemon — to make it easy (not to mention very enjoyable) to get some apple goodness into your daily life.