Up to 90% of the nutritional value is lost when we choose fruit juice rather than the whole fruit.
Golden raisins versus sun-dried versus currants for antioxidant content.
Ready for more chances to win? This new data allows us to answer all sorts of nagging questions and play. “Which is Healthier?” Let’s get our remaining contestants up for more callisthenics Which is healthier—a single orange, or a cup of orange juice, which is made from about 3 oranges? How many say the orange Juice? Those who said juice, please sit down. Even though it takes multiple oranges to make that much juice, it’s still healthier to eat one of the whole fruit.
What about an apple, versus a cup of apple juice, versus a cup of dried apple rings, versus a cup of apple sauce? I’ll give you a hint: It’s the apple. But what comes next. Which, is number 2? Who says juice? Who says apple rings? Who says apple sauce? Well, it’s not juice. In fact there was even a study showing these great cancer-fighting properties of apple “waste.” which is everything left over after pressing the apples for juice—so everything that’s not in the juice fights cancer. Another study of purple grape juice found 90% of the nutrition thrown in the trash when you just drink the juice, rather than the fruit.
Anyways, those who chose apple sauce have to sit as well. Dried fruit in general is very healthy.
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M.J. McCann, C.I. Gill, G. O’Brien, J.R. Rao, W.C. McRoberts, P. Hughes, R. McEntee, & I.R. Rowland. Anti-cancer properties of phenolics from apple waste on colon carcinogenesis in vitro. Food Chem Toxicol, 45(7):1224-1230, 2007.
R.T. Threlfall, J.R. Morris, L.R. Howard, C. R. Brownmiller, & T.L. Walker. Pressing effects on yield, quality, and nutraceutical content of juice, seeds, and skins from black beauty and sunbelt grapes. Journal of Food Science, 70:167-171, 2006.
And for some of the most recent videos on apples:
Dried Apples, Dates, Figs or Prunes for Cholesterol?
Apples and Oranges: Dietary Diversity
Which Fruit Fights Cancer Better?
Please feel free to post any ask-the-doctor type questions here in the comments section and I’d be happy to try to answer them. And check out the other videos on juices. Also, there are 1,449 other subjects covered in the rest of my videos--please feel free to explore them as well!
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