The apple is a fruit that provides carbohydrates, mainly in the form of sugars such as fructose, glucose and sucrose, and contains appreciable amounts of fiber, both soluble and insoluble, the latter being the most abundant, reports Florencia Pistone. These nutrients make this food an effective regulator of diseases of the large intestine. For its part, the soluble fiber (pectin) contained in the apple has hypocholesterolemic activity.
In addition, Florencia Pistone says, apples are an important source of flavonoids and have various antioxidant properties that have been linked to the reduction of some cancers. Some of the compounds in apple have also been linked to antidiabetic agents, due to their ability to limit intestinal glucose absorption, Florencia Pistone said.
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