The Benefits of Juicing Apples

As a mom I find my juicer has become my best friend. They say that 'an apple a day keeps the doctor away' but drinking a glass of your own freshly apple juice every day is even better. Drinking pure apple juice goes even further helping to keep you gorgeous and healthy and also reversing some chronic conditions and diseases.

For instance, a study done at the University of Southampton in London found that eating just two apple as a week can reduce your risk of developing asthma by as much as 32%! If that is a fact then just imagine what drinking the pure vitamins, minerals, antioxidants flavenoids, and other nutrients in apples can do for you if you drink them as a juice.

Squeezed fruit juices are dense with nutrients and almost become like a healing tincture in a glass. It gets into your system very quickly because it is a raw liquid that is lively with enzymes.

All apples are beneficial for your health however there can be some subtle differences in nutrition between varieties. For instance a giant yellow Golden Delicious Apple may have slightly more Vitamin A in it than a tiny bright red Northern Spy; on the other hand the Northern Spy might have more Vitamin C.

For the most part ALL apples contain very high amounts of Vitamin A followed by Choline, Vitamin C and Vitamin C. They also contain lesser amounts of E, K and Folate and trace amounts of Niacin, B^ Pantothenic acid and Betaine. All apples also have a super-high level o potassium plus calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, fluoride and iron.

However in 2004, the US FDA did studies on which two apple varieties are the most nutritious and the answer was the Red Delicious (bright red) and the Granny Smith (bright Green). Out of a list of one hundred foods that were measured to be high in antioxidants compared to serving size, the Red Delicious and Granny Smith were twelfth and thirteenth on the list.

It is also to your benefit to buy organic fruits and vegetables as they will contain fewer pesticides than other types. Be sure to choose fruits that are firm, ripe and not bruised. Bruised fruit can carry some toxins in them that can harm your health.

Before you juice any apple be sure to clean it well. This is because you are going to be juicing the peel. The peel contains more Vitamin A than any other part of the apple. Most apples are covered in a very thin layer of wax to help keep them fresh so be sure to scrub them well. You can buy special fruit and vegetable soap that helps get this residue off your fruit as well.