Erika Shinohara, registered dietitian, presents column with “beauty and health” in mind serialization.
The second installment of the article is based on the theme of “delicious intestinal activity ♪ with apples” and introduces “Let’s increase good bacteria with oligosaccharides”.
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“delicious intestinal activity ♪ with apples”
One of the typical ingredients of apples is dietary fiber.
Dietary fiber can be expected to have the effect of adjusting the intestinal environment.
Let’s increase good bacteria with oligosaccharides
Apple pectin contains oligosaccharides that feed bifidobacteria (good bacteria).
There are also reports that ingesting apple pectin increased bifidobacteria by 15%. (※1)
※1 The National Agriculture and Food Research Organization website, “Elucidation of the functionality of apple pectin” (Japanese Only)
The key to how to eat it is recommended to heat the skin as a whole.This is because the peel and the fruit contain insoluble pectin, which changes to water-soluble pectin when heated, and oligosaccharides increase.It is also recommended to cut the skin and heat it in the microwave or fry it in a frying pan. The skin is also rich in insoluble dietary fiber, so it kills two birds with one stone for the intestines.
Please wait for a while until the next release of “Oral care is also important for the intestinal environment”
Tips on how to eat apples to stay beautiful and healthy, and I somehow knew that apples seemed to be good for the body, but how is it really? I also recommend reading to those who say
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Erika Shinohara Profile
registered dietitian, Vegetable Sommelier Pro, The Board Certification of Therapy Japanese Society of Anti-Aging Medicine
After working at a general hospital and a nephrology and internal medicine clinic, she became independent. Through many years of clinical experience and activities in anti-aging medicine, she specializes in discovering dietary habits that create health and beauty from within the body and disseminating them in an easy-to-understand manner. In addition to providing dietary counseling at medical institutions, she is active in a wide range of activities, including lectures nationwide, seminar lecturers, column writing, media correspondence such as TV, radio, and magazines, and supervising books.
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