Do you know about the benefits of apples? At the third conference on nutrition and health, we saw that, depending on how we eat apples, they can help us with cases of diarrhoea and constipation. And that’s not all. Because apples are one of the best fruits for our health due to the amount of beneficial properties they contain. Surely you have heard that “an apple a day keeps the doctor away”?

  • Apple are highly rich in pectin, a type of soluble fibre that is not absorbed in the intestine and, owing to its mechanism of action, helps us regulate intestinal transit (as we discussed in the video, grated and oxidized apples help us to combat diarrhoea and when eaten whole help us with constipation). They also help regulate blood glucose and total cholesterol

In addition, they are very filling (very interesting for weight loss diets. Although they may say at the clinic that it is a very “boring” fruit, I think there are many varieties of apples that can make us change our mind).

*By the way, pectin is the substance that gives a thicker consistency to marmalades and jams.

Dr. Arantza López-Ocaña

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