Apple pectin is a dietary fiber contained in apples and harmonizes the intestinal environment.
At the time of constipation, apple pectin softens the stool and encourages the bowel movement.
At the time of diarrhea, apple pectin protects the inside of intestines not to damage.
The best method to eat apples to harmonize intestinal environment is…
Cutting an apple with the skin into round slices (Fig. 1).
Why cutting an apple with the skin into round slices is good?
Because apple pectin is rich between the skin and the flesh, it is important to eat an apple including the skin.
Cutting into round slices makes it easier to eat the skin and enables to eat near the core of the apple.
Other nutrition like polyphenol or vitamin E is rich around the skin, so it is better to eat an apple with the skin.
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