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“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Almost everyone has heard that expression at some point in their lives, and it is possible that this rhyme may be one of the earliest dietary advices given (it dates back to the early 1900s). Even back then, people were able to link fruit and vegetable consumption to overall health.  Curious about more health information?  Read below ... or select a link on the left.

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Apple Juice Can Delay Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease, Study Suggests
Science Daily – Jan 24, 2009

A growing body of evidence demonstrates that we can take steps to delay age-related cognitive decline, including in some cases that which accompanies Alzheimer's disease, according to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

Apple Juice Associated with Brain Health

Jan 26, 2006 –Medical News Today

"An apple a day" now has new meaning for those who want to maintain mental dexterity as they age. New research from the University of Massachusetts Lowell suggests that consuming apple juice may protect against cell damage that contributes to age-related memory loss, even in test animals that were not prone to developing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

Apple A Day May Keep Cardiologists Away

Science News –April 20, 2009

Nutrition scientists think apples might replace some drugs as a way of limiting heart disease.  Researchers at Florida State University have an all-natural alternative to statins and other cholesterol lowering drugs: apples. And owing to their natural anti-inflammatory agents, these popular fruits might one day even take the place of baby aspirins for the senior set.  Read more of this story… 

Cloudy Apple Juice Packs more Antioxidants

Study:  clear variety, which has longer shelf life, undergoes more processing - Jan 16, 2007

NEW YORK - When it comes to apple juice, “cloudier” may mean healthier, according to a study published Monday.  In a head-to-head comparison of apple juices, Polish researchers found that pulpy, non-clarified juice carried a greater antioxidant punch than clear juice. Antioxidants are compounds that neutralize free radicals, molecules that can damage body cells and contribute to disease.

Cider May Be Healthier Than Clear Apple Juice

Science News - April 21, 2009

Apple juice might be a way to keep the doctor away, but a glass of cider appears to be even betterA glass of cloudy apple juice, sometimes called cider, may contain more healthful antioxidants than clear apple juice, which is nevertheless more popular.  Clear apple juice may be prettier, but cloudy apple juice is probably better for your health. A new study shows that cloudy juice can contain more than five times as much of a health-linked antioxidant as clear juice has.

 A Cornell University researcher is making an even stronger case that an apple a day–as well as daily helpings of other fruits and vegetables–can help keep the breast-cancer doctor away.  Read more of this article…



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