Pectin In Apples Supports Fat Loss

The humble apple is a useful snack when trying to reveal those abs for many reasons. It’s consistency means you have to chew it which plays with your hormones helping your stomach to feel satisfied, the skin is a form of insoluble fibre meaning it is more satiating than many other fruits, and on top of this it contains a substance called pectin…another type of fibre known as soluble fibre. Pectin is found in plant cell walls and tissue, and if it is left in an aqueous solution i.e. water, then it swells and physically fills the digestive tract increasing the feeling of fullness. Soluble fibre has been seen to reduce total cholesterol and favourably increase HDL (good) and reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol.

Pectin slows the absorption of sugars into the body reducing the insulin response to eating and thus, reduces fat storage. The addition of fibre physically increases the transit rate of fat through the bowel meaning you absorb less total fat, and on top of this, it makes you feel fuller for longer and reduces the urge to eat.

So the image of the 6-pack clad apple actually holds true…only this time it’s time to put it on you! Granted an apple won’t do this in isolation, but you get the picture.

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Job Role Qualified Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Qualifications BSc (Hons) Sports Science | BSc (Hons) Dietetics Tom has always participated in sport both recreationally and competitively which led to an unquenchable thirst for information on anything health, nutrition and fitness. After leaving school Tom went on to play for a football academy during which time he studied Sport and Exercise Science. From here he went on to study a BSc (Hons) Sport Science at UEA followed by his second BSc (Hons) degree, this time at the University of Hertfordshire studying Dietetics. Tom has worked in the fitness, educational and clinical nutrition industry starting out at David Lloyd Health and Leisure Clubs. He then went on to work as a Dietitian (RD) in the NHS, during which time he conducted clinics for healthy eating, weight loss and weight gain, as well as specialised consultations on Diabetes, IBS and Coeliac disease to name a few. He has vast amounts of experience at devising diet plans and supplement regimens, as well as working in the community with schools and competitive athletes. As Head Nutritionist and Supplement expert at Discount Supplements Tom is here to provide current and evidence based health and nutrition information to help you reach your health and fitness goals!
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