The apple juice has been a hot topic for the past few days. Some experiments and studies have accused apple juice of containing arsenic, which has been reported to be dangerous to the health of human beings. Arsenic is a metal and is considered poisonous to the body. When it has been ingested in large amounts, the victim should be brought to the hospital and the metal should be removed from the body.
However, some scientists and diet experts say that there is nothing to be afraid of in drinking apple juice. While arsenic has been labeled dangerous, what all people must know is that there are two types of the arsenic metal, the organic and the inorganic. The organic arsenic is the one that is completely safe for the human body, while the devil among the two is the inorganic type.
How is apple juice made?
Apple fruit juice is made by macerating and pureeing apples. The juice that is extracted undergoes more processes that remove the components starch and pectin, resulting in a clear juice solution.
What is the nutritional value of apple juice?
Good news for those who are maintaining weight, or plan to lose weight, apple juice is one of the juices for you. Because apple juice comes from apples, they are certified healthy, and they contain no amount of fat or cholesterol. Although some amount of vitamins and the fiber is lost during the processing, all the juices are fortified, especially with ascorbic acid. Unsweetened apple juice contains 114 calories per 250 grams, 24 grams of natural sugars, and 2% dietary fiber. It contains 159% of vitamin C, 7% of potassium, and 2%each of calcium and iron. It has 0.2 grams of protein, 0.3 grams of vitamin B-complex, and 219 grams of water.
Based on these content, apple juice has always been, and will always be, a healthy drink for all ages. Although those juices which are sweetened and have high sugar content should not be constantly given to children (to prevent childhood obesity), they are still generally healthy and should not be restricted.
Technology is really amazing when it comes to discovering new stuff about our environment. But it does not mean that we should become paranoid with news that aim to destroy our thinking about healthy foods. Always remember that knowledge is power, and we should do our part in researching stuff first before we assume a thing to be true.
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