Before I discovered that cloudy apple juice had more health benefits, I already preferred it over clear apple juice. It made sense that if something was filtered out of the juice to make it clear, it must contain less nutrients. Then I came upon a study that confirmed my thoughts, the information follows.
According to the leader of a study, Dr. Jan Oszmianski, "Cloudy apple juices contain much more antioxidant than clear." Dr. Oszmianski is a researcher in the Agricultural University of Wroclaw.
Researchers reported that Oszmianski's team found that cloudy apple juice contained up to four times the level of poly-phenols, a group of antioxidant plant compounds. In experiments, cloudy juice was more effective as a free radical "scavenger" than clear apple juice.