We say that eating an apple a day keeps the doctor away. If this adage should be taken with caution, we cannot deny that this fruit has a very good role to play in the context of a Healthy eating and diverse.
Excellent for combating cravings and strengthen the digestive systemthere apple is also known to prevent bad cholesterol.
Many of you are wondering whether to consume it with the skin. If some highlight its content in vitaminsothers are wary of the skin because of pesticides. What is it really? Top Health asked the question to Raphaël Gruman, nutritionist.
Buy your organic apple if you want to eat it with the skin
The skin of the apple contains a good content of fiber, minerals and vitamins B and C. These are the fibers that make the skin an excellent appetite suppressant and help improve digestion. Soluble fibers, contained in pectin, prevent diarrhea while preserving the intestinal flora. Insoluble fibers, for their part, stimulate intestinal transit. A fair balance necessary for the proper functioning of the digestive system.
Pectin also very slightly reduces the absorption of fats in the body, which can lower bad cholesterol levels.
For all these reasons, the ideal is to eat the apple with the skin. The problem : this fruit is also the most treated with pesticides, underlines Raphaël Gruman. Washing only removes about 40% of residue on fruit. However, the latter are associated with the appearance of several diseases, such as certain cancers or neurodegenerative diseases.
Raphaël Gruman’s advice? Eat the apple with the skin, but buy it organicto make the most of all its benefits!