What is better for you, apple juice or orange juice?
Dear Juice junkie,
Although apple and orange juice are both good for you, the healthiest beverage is pomegranate juice, ranked number one by a University of California Los Angeles study performed by Dr. Navindra Seeram and colleagues. Orange juice ranked 8th and apple juice ranked 10th.
The UCLA rankings were based on the juice levels of disease-fighting antioxidants. Antioxidants are important for their preventive potential against aging, heart disease and cancer.
The researchers found pomegranate juice had an antioxidant potency 20% greater than any of other tested drinks.
The 10 beverages ranked in order from most to least antioxidant potency:
1. Pomegranate juice
2. Red wine
3. Concord grape juice
4. Blueberry juice
5. Black cherry juice
6. Acai juice
7. Cranberry juice
8. Orange juice
10. Apple juice
For more information about the study, see http://lib.bioinfo.pl/pmid:18220345