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jazer80
08-03-2004, 01:38 PM
?

ecliptic
08-03-2004, 03:57 PM
makes sense to me..

emjlr3
08-04-2004, 06:42 AM
.........i dont get it.........

CW330
08-04-2004, 07:00 AM
I assume he's asking if an apple is equivalent, nutrition-wise as a cup of apple juice. I'd say no, personally.

100% apple juice, even if made purely from apples is nothing more than a sugar-laden beverage since it does not have the fiber included in a whole apple. The whole apple obviously does have sugar, but it has the benefits of about 4-6 grams of fiber.

Apple Juice is something that could be used post-workout, though.

jazer80
08-04-2004, 02:08 PM
alright besides fiber they're both nutritionally equivalent?

CW330
08-04-2004, 02:18 PM
Well, it depends on how you look at it. The insulin rise you get from drinking a cup of apple juice is far greater than that of an apple, due to its absorption/digestion rate.

Also, 1 cup of apple juice is about 26-28g carbs, whereas the average sized apple yields approximately 15g.

You might be able to get away with a cup with breakfast, or two post-workout. It all comes down to overall calories eaten in the day whether your goal is to gain or lose, but there are better things to drink than apple juice in my opinion.

jazer80
08-04-2004, 07:41 PM
i'm not really looking for it to help dieting or bulking, just an easy way of getting down fruits, since i don't eat many

Spartacus
08-04-2004, 09:02 PM
i think most of the phytonutrients in the apple are in the peel so i doubt they would make it too to juice.