We all know that saying “an apple a day. Keeps the dentist away”. Well , apples have plenty of other health benefits too.
Fibre and gut health
The pectin, a type of fiber, found in apples acts potential prebiotic. Since the fibre is passed through your small intestine during the digestive process, it goes into the colon and helps feed the good gut bacteria. So go ahead, chomp away on those apple slices and fuel your gut bacteria.
May reduce the risk of diabetes
Apples help lower the risk of type 2 diabetes. 1 study found out that consumption of whole fruits such as apples, blueberries, grapes are significantly associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes.
The antioxidants in apples can protect the cells in your pancreas which can lower your risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Red apples have resveratrol in their skin. Resveratrol is an antioxidant-like compound that may be beneficial to your blood pressure, brain, joints, and pancreas.
Boost your immune system
Research has shown that the soluble fibre in apples may change immune cells to morph into anti-inflammatory superstars. Helping us fight off infections and recover quicker. Amp up your soluble fiber intake the next time you are fighting an infection and you man recover much faster.