The majority of us reach for the clear apple juice because it looks purer than the cloudy version, but that trend may soon be changing. A new study found that the unclarified apple juice packs four times the free radical-fighting polyphenols compared to the clear kind.
Polyphenols are potent antioxidants that help protect against heart disease, certain types of cancers and other degenerative diseases.
The disease-fighting polyphenols are believed to be removed from apple juice during the clarification process when an enzyme is added to remove the pectin and starch content of the cloudy juice.
To reap the most free-radical fighting benefits, be a healthy trendsetter and reach for the cloudy, antioxidant-rich juice the next time you have a choice.