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Thursday, January 20, 2011


Polyphenols fall under the category of phenoloids and, explained in short, are natural molecules which are mostly produced by plants.

Several health benefits have been linked to them, like being antimicrobial and antiviral, but they are also said to fight inflammations, prevent cardio vascular disease and tooth decay.

Most polyphenols can be found in berries, tea, olive oil, chocolate / cocoa, coffee, pomegranates, popcorn, yerba mate, fruits and/or fruit based drinks, vegetables. some herbs and spices, walnuts, peanuts and algae.

A dear friend of us read the following and sent it to me, wondering how true this was:

"Apple juice contains polyphenols. "Cloudy" apple juice contains more polyphenols than clear apple juice. Polyphenols are thought to protect against heart disease and improve lung function, and may even help reduce wheezing. However, polyphenols are lost when fruit is processed into juice, so your child will get far more polyphenols by eating an apple than by drinking apple juice."

After doing some research, I found that the skins and seeds of fruits contain the highest amount of polyphenol, but since the food industry is determined to come up with a clear end product, those are usually being removed from the juices.

This process is called 'fining' and by removing the impurities, most of the polyphenols are being removed as well. So yes, it is true; eating an apple contains more polyphenols then drinking clear apple juice. Nothing beats the real deal, so to speak.

That is mostly the case in life, but it is definitely true when it comes to eternal life!

John 17:3
And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.


Anonymous Buy Vega said...

Nothing beats eating a real fruit, though supplements can help if you lack vitamin intake.

April 19, 2011 3:47 AM  

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