Thursday, January 11, 2007

Which Juice is Healthier: Pulp or no pulp?

A good friend of mine and I are always bickering about which is better, juice with pulp or no pulp. She prefers the pulp-free stuff, but I love it packed with pulp--so much that I have to chew it. Well, I'm proud to say that I'm the healthier one. According to a Polish study reported by Reuters, "pulpy, non-clarified" apple juice contains four-times the antioxidants as the clear stuff.

Retailers like clear juice because it has a longer shelf life. Consumers, on the other hand… well, I don't know why anyone prefers the clear stuff. I think they're nuts. And now I have a scientific reason to prove it.

However, at the end of the day, the best way to get your antioxidants is by skipping the juice all together and going straight to the apple. "It is better to eat whole apples with skins than drink the juice to get the most antioxidants," one researcher told Reuters.

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.