Apple juice, the sweeter choice

Jenson Mahr, Staff Writer

Apple juice is a type of fruit juice that is made by the pressing of an apple. There are only two varieties of apple juice that include clear apple juice and cloudy apple juice. To produce clear apple juice they remove all the pectin and starch. Cloudy apple juice is cloudy because the pulp is distributed. 

Apple juice contains a mixture of many sugars including fructose, glucose, and sucrose. Oligosaccharides and polysaccharides with vitamin C, minerals, and other sorts of compounds give apple juice that sensational smell. 

This sensational apple juice contains polyphenols and flavonoids that can support heart health, relieve symptoms of asthma, aid weight loss, and reduce the risks of any type of cancer. Being the richest source of phenolic compounds, the juice of apples when consumed regularly helps fight against common infections.

For me, in the morning the first thing I drink is a fresh glass of apple juice. Especially after sleeping for more than nine hours, your body wants to absorb all the nutrients. That way you will have tons of energy for the rest of the day.

Some may say, “Apple juice can’t be healthier because of the amount of sugar it has.” I disagree with this statement because apple juice actually has more natural sugar rather than corn syrup or modified sugar that you need in order to live. 

In the past, I have attempted to drink orange juice with my breakfast and the combination of tastes was not right for me. If you ever had the choice to pick between apple juice and orange juice, apple juice is the obvious answer for you. Even if they made the taste of the oranges sweeter, I still would choose apple juice over orange juice. 

Given the health benefits and the overall taste, apple juice is clearly better than orange juice.