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Monday, May 2, 2011

Pectin-the soluble dietary fiber we need

Pectin, sounds familiar? no? Well, pectin is a polysaccharides, or more precise heteropolysaccharide that exists in plant cell walls and fruit peels, acting as a soluble fiber when consumed. It is sometimes used in jams and jellies as gelling or thickener, to produce the gel-like substances.

What benefits is offered by pectin? :-
  • Lowers blood cholesterol level, particularly LDL cholesterol, the notorious fat that causes arteriosclerosis and at the same time increasing the amount of the good guy, HDL cholesterol.
  • Improves insulin resistance, maintains blood sugar level.
  • Relieves diarrhea and treats constipation. An intestinal regulator and prevents colon cancer.
  • Promoting feeling of fullness, helps in weight loss programs.
  • Maintaining a good digestive health.
  • Regulates blood pressure.
  • Treats ulcers(duodenal, stomach...)
  • Detoxify the body, removing heavy metals and unwanted substances, such as drug residue.

Source of pectin :-
  • Apple peels(one of the richest source)
  • Banana
  • Citrus fruits
  • Gooseberries
  • Apricots
  • Carrots, beans and potatoes
  • Cherries
  • pears and peaches
The wide selection of pectin-providers.

A short entry on pectin. Hope it's useful. Have a good sleep. Goodnight all and thanks for the reading. Ciao!


sandy Axelrod said...

Thanks for reminding me how important fruit is to a healthy diet! Thanks also for your lovely comments on my post about White House Subs and my blog food and fond memories. Most of my food is healthier than those subs are but cheating once a year can't be too bad.

aeshcame said...

@Sandy Axelrod : welcome. Thanks for dropping by here too, your blog is a wonderful place to visit. Haha yes, once in a while treat is well deserved.

Unknown said...

I like good tips, thanks for sharing his knowledge, greeting friends

Mak anak tiga said...

@Dunia Ibadah ; welcome! greeting to you too..

Along Maklong said...

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Mak anak tiga said...

@Along Maklong : Thanks for the follow maklong.
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