ATLANTA, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Apples and apple juice may be among the best foods, according to a series of studies presented at the Society of Neuroscience's annual conference in Atlanta.
Researchers G. Bureau and M. Martinoli of the University of Quebec a Trois-Rivieres found that quercetin -- one of the antioxidants found abundantly in apples -- was one of two compounds that helped to reduce cellular death that is caused by oxidation and inflammation of neurons.
Dr. Eric Gershwin of the University of California, Davis Health System discovered a way in which flavonoid-rich apples and apple juice protect cells from damage.
Other research demonstrated how apples and apple juice can help boost neurological health, specifically in the brain. A study by the University of Massachusetts Lowell, published in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, indicates that apple-juice consumption may actually increase the production in the brain of the essential neurotransmitter acetylcholine, resulting in improved memory among mice that have Alzheimer's-like symptoms.