The seeds in apples contain arsenic and it has caused quite a stir. There is nothing new about the arsenic in apple seeds. What is new is that the sensitivity of instrumentation has improved so that minute levels of arsenic can now be detected.
The trace amounts of arsenic are insignificant and, as the AP reported, the only real danger it poses to one’s health is from the calories.
The AP also reports that fruit juice is not a healthy choice according to some.
“If it wasn’t healthy in the first place, adding vitamins doesn’t make it into a health food,” and if it causes weight gain, it’s not a healthy choice, said Karen Ansel, a registered dietitian in New York and spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.
The American Academy of Pediatrics says juice can be part of a healthy diet, but its policy is blunt: “Fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit for infants younger than 6 months” and no benefits over whole fruit for older kids.
In the end, it’s like anything else, everything in moderation. AP
If we can’t eat apples or drink apple juice, what’s left? I know, horse meat! The government is going to reopen horse slaughterhouses so I guess we always have that to look forward to.