Eating a variety of fruit has many health benefits including reducing the risk of cancers such as breast, oral, larynx, colon, kidney, and ovarian. Apples may also reduce the risk of heart disease. Apples can be considered a “super fruit,” as they rank high in terms of listed in a past top 12 list in terms of antioxidants per serving and antioxidants per unit cost (comparisons to other foods are made here, here, here, and here). Which apples have the most? See here and here. Apples are an excellent source of phytonutrients (apple juice less so). Even dried apples have been shown to have extraordinary health-promoting benefits. Be cautious of potential fungal toxins in some conventional brands of apple juice and the bruised parts of apples, but there does not appear to be any benzene (unlike carrot juice) or AGEs in it.
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