According to a study published in January 2009 Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease issue, growing evidence suggests we can take measures to delay development of senile dementia symptoms, which is also accompanied by Alzheimer’s disease.
Thomas B. Shea from Center for Cellular Neurobiology in Neurodegeneration Research University of Massachusetts and his research team conducted a series of laboratory studies indicating that apple juice helped mice better coping with the task of orientation in the labyrinth, it also prevented a decrease in some indicators observed in mice with age.
In the latest study, Shea and his team showed that mice receiving a dose equivalent to 2 cups of apple juice a day for 1 month show reduced production of protein fragments called beta amyloid, which is responsible for formation of “senile plaques” found in brains of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Shea noted that these findings provided further evidence that consumption of apple juice not only has a bracing effect on the body, but also helps delaying the emergence of main Alzheimer’s disease symptoms, while increasing effectiveness of other therapeutic measures.
Apple juice protects against cancer
Polyphenols and pectin in apples have an anticarcinogenic effect on stomach, preventing development of cancerous tumors. Such discovery was made by scientists from the American Research Center US Apple Association.
They found that pectin obtained while juice squeezing increases production of butyrate, allowing you activating biological mechanisms responsible for production of antioxidant compounds.
As explained by chemists, a fatty acid butyrate is a metabolite providing a healthy mucosa in stomach. Butyrate not only serves as a major nutrient for intestinal epithelium, but also plays an important role in protective effect of natural fiber against cancer of digestive system.
Laboratory tests showed that large amounts of butyrate derived from apple components blocks the effects of HDAC chemicals, thereby significantly reducing growth of malignant tumor cells.
Apples are the main source of natural fiber and low polyphenols and rich in pectin, so oncologists advise to drink a glass of apple juice daily.
We all drink apple juice, but not many know this is a very useful juice, which is both one of the cheapest and affordable juices. Apples grow in our gardens, homestead farms and many of you store apple juice, but not everyone knows about its wonderful properties. Apple juice contains a lot of iron, it will not affect the shape, it is low-calorie, has an ability to withdraw kidney and gall stones. The juice is rich in pectin substances, which purify the body from toxins. Apple juice has a beneficial effect on lungs, helps people with frequent bronchitis, and heavy smokers. Drinking just one and a half cup of apple juice a day, you will improve breathing work. Apple juice makes our bones and joints stronger, which is especially useful for women during menopause.
It is useful in anemia, stomach and intestinal disorders, gout, rheumatism, arteriosclerosis, avitaminosis, diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular, circulatory system, kidney and liver diseases, chronic colitis, prevents formation of uric acid in the body. Apple juice has anti-microbial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties.
Apple juice leads heavy metals and radionuclides salts out the body. Apple juice helps with dysentery, paratyphoid fever, acute respiratory diseases, laryngitises. However, due to high content of organic acids it needs to be carefully applied to people suffering from giperatsidnym gastritis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcers, as well as acidity. As apple juice contains elements that strengthen bones, it is considered the most useful for kids.
Apple juice in combination with other fruits and vegetables, so-called mixed juice, for example, apple - carrot juice is even more useful .
Apple-beet-carrot juice in the ratio 2:1:1 is rich in vitamins, has a tonic effect and increases resistance to infections.
Vegetable juices contain more mineral salts and fruit juices are rich in sugar, so they complement each other very well.
Natural apple juice
This juice is in great demand and is very popular. To make it, take completely ripe sour-sweet apples. Also you can use healthy fallen apples (whipped by the wind, etc.), remove rotten parts not to give juice an unpleasant taste.
To prepare apple juice, use wild apple fruits, but it is necessary to add sugar in the resulting juice.
Prepared washed apples are pressed after crushing to prevent them from darkening, and hence juice turbidity. Properly cooked juice has a light color. Juice obtained by pressing is kept for several hours, or filtered, then bottled in cans and sterilized. Juice from ripe apples is pleasant to taste, so they do not add any fragrances in it.
Apple juice recipe
Wash and cut apples. Squeeze juice using a juicer (it is better using a juicer with automatic sludge separation).
Filter apple juice through a cheesecloth, warm, but do not bring to a boil (about 95 ° C) add sugar to taste (you can not add), and pour hot into hot sterilized banks.
Seal banks immediately and place upside down until they cool down.
Such apple juice is much tastier and more valuable than purchased one.