Take a Healthy Sip
Think of drinking New York State fresh-pressed apple cider as drinking your apple. The health benefits of apples are well known, and drinking apple cider gives you most of the same benefits – in a glass!
Cider Nutrition Facts
One 6-ounce serving of fresh-pressed apple cider delivers all this:
- 100% juice
- No added sugar
- No fat, saturated fat or trans fat
- No cholesterol
- Only 80 calories
- Cider contains pectin, a soluble fiber that reduces cholesterol
Cider Health Benefits
Because fresh-pressed apple cider is made from whole apples, drinking cider conveys many of the same health benefits as eating an apple.
For example, University of California – Davis researchers reported in 2000 that eating apples or drinking apple juice/cider each day helped slow the oxidation process involved in the buildup of plaque that leads to heart disease. Study participants added two apples, or 12 ounces of apple juice/cider, to their daily diet. (Source: Journal of Medicinal Food, 2000, vol 3: pp 159-165.)