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What is Pectin?

Filed Under: Supplements at 6:05 pm | By: Mauricio Matusiak, Senior Editor
ApplesYou often hear about a specific supplement but have no idea what it is or what benefits you can get from it. You also hear the reasons people take certain supplements and how they accomplish great results. But nothing works for you.

Misinformation is frequently the reason people do not get better results from supplements. For example, supporting intestinal health is essential to every lifestyle, but you need to choose the right product to maintain a healthy digestive system.

Apple pectin supplements can be an alternative to promote desired intestinal health without the use of chemicals. But what is pectin?

Pectin is a structural heteropolysaccharide contained in the primary cell wall of plants. The amount and composition of the pectin differs between plants, within a plant over time and in different parts of a plant.

Pectin is a natural part of human diet but does not contribute significantly to nutrition. However, pectin is a source of soluble dietary fiber and can significantly improve overall digestion. Studies have shown that regular supplementation of pectin is helpful in maintaining food digestive health. Several fruits are rich source of pectin, including peaches, apples and plums.

Many medicinal preparations use pectin as an anti-diarrhea agent. Never heard the old saying? “An apple a day, keep the doctor away”. Apples are rich in pectin and regular consumption does help to stabilize the digestive system.

In addition, apple pectin also acts as an antioxidant against the damaging portion of cholesterol in the blood stream. Studies have confirmed that regular consumption of pectin may reduce blood cholesterol levels.

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2 Responses to “What is Pectin?”

  1. Gabriella says:

    thanks,it’s good info

  2. Arnhart says:

    thanks,it’s good info

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