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The role and efficacy of apple gelatin and contraindications

Apr 24, 2024

Apple-pectin, also known as pectin or pectin fiber, is a natural gelatinous substance extracted from apples. It is mainly composed of pectic acid and cellulose, with good stability and viscosity. Apple pectin is widely used in the food industry and pharmaceutical industry, commonly used as a thickeners, gelling agent, stabilizer, emulsifiers and suspending agent.

1. Promote digestion

Apple pectin has good water solubility, can absorb and retain a large amount of water, forming a colloid similar to gastric juice. It can increase the viscosity of gastric juice, promote gastrointestinal peristalsis, accelerate the digestion and absorption of food. In addition, apple pectin can effectively prevent constipation, improve intestinal function and maintain normal bowel habits.

2. Regulate blood sugar

Apple pectin has a high adhesion and adhesion, which can reduce the speed of digestion of food in the stomach and delay the release of glucose into the bloodstream. This delayed effect helps to regulate blood glucose levels, preventing sharp rises and falls in blood glucose, which is very beneficial to diabetic patients' blood glucose control.

3. Weight control

The ability of apple pectin to expand in the stomach creates a feeling of fullness and reduces the amount of food eaten, thus help control weight. It can hinder the absorption of fat and sugar, reducing calorie intake, helping to lose weight and prevent obesity.

4. Lower cholesterol

Apple pectin has the property of lowering cholesterol levels in the blood. It reduces cholesterol levels in the blood by binding with cholesterol

merging with cholesterol to hinder its absorption into the bloodstream and promote the discharge of cholesterol out of the body, thus lowering the level of blood lipids and preventing cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases.

5. Improve immunity

Apple pectin is rich in a variety of vitamins and minerals, such as Vitamin-C, Vitamin-E, zinc and iron, etc., which play an important role in strengthening the immune system. Supplementation of apple pectin can help the body to resist diseases, enhance resistance and improve the body's immunity.

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