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Apple and Grape Juice Prevents Clogged Arteries

In general, I say it is better to eat fruit than to drink juice. Recent research, though, has found that some juices are better than actual fruit for preventing clogged arteries, which lead to heart disease. Well, at least this is true for hamsters.

Eating and drinking the juice of both grapes and apples can help prevent arteries from clogging. A team from The University of Montpellier tested these fruits and juices on hamsters while feeding them a high fat diet. They discovered that compared to those only given water, the hamsters that consumed fruit or fruit juice had lower levels of cholesterol and less fat accumulating in their arteries. To see which juice was most beneficial and in what quantity


Purple grape juice was the most beneficial (it contains the highest amount of phenols, an antioxidant), followed by purple grapes, apple juice, and then apples. The only bad news is you'd have to eat three apples, three bunches of grapes, or four glasses of fruit juice a day to reap the benefits. Also, there was no info about whether or not these fruits and juices had any effect on existing clogged arteries.


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swati05 swati05 8 years
I find the info incomplete
CoronaLove CoronaLove 9 years
me too. i always dilute. my sweet tooth is not that strong.
murdock99tx murdock99tx 9 years
Welch's white and red grape juices are yummy (no sugar/sweeteners added), but so "heavy" tasting that I always dilute them with water, first.
Francoisehardly Francoisehardly 9 years
It's rare that I would ever have apple juice and I don't think I could ever get use to having grape juice.And the study mentions the hamsters were on a high fat diet, something I myself am not on so the results could be completely different.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I can't stand apple juice, but I eat a lot of apples. At least one per day, sometimes 2.
emalove emalove 9 years
I love apple juice, but I think grape juice is pretty repulsive.
kia kia 9 years
I have gone for purple grape juice when I have done juice for this reason. It is good to know my efforts will not be in vain.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I love both, in fruit and juice form. :)
Fitness Fitness 9 years
3michiny - 3 apples a day? wow. That's amazing. gabiushka - the research doesn't say anything about red wine, only fresh grapes and juice. Too bad ;)
gabiushka gabiushka 9 years
Does red wine count?
michlny michlny 9 years
good thing I eat 3 apples a day!!
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