Prebiotic promise? Granny Smith apples could help battle obesity by helping the growth of friendly bacteria in the colon due to their high content of non-digestible compounds, including dietary fibre and polyphenols, and low content of available carbohydrates.

Can an apple a day keep obesity away?

By Nathan Gray

Non-digestible compounds found in some types of apples, and especially in Granny Smith apples, could help to fight obesity by re-establishing the balance of a disturbed microbiota, say researchers.

Polyphenol-rich apple juice shows obesity benefits

Polyphenol-rich apple juice shows obesity benefits

By Stephen Daniells

A daily glass of cloudy apple juice may decrease body fat in obese people, compared to a control beverage, with greater effects noted in individuals with certain genetic profiles.

Wassail away your Christmas

Christmas feature

Wassail away your Christmas

Forget the family 'bored' games this Christmas. It's time to get
down to the local orchard with a slice of toast, a loaded gun and a
big bowl of steaming Wassail for some real festive tradition.


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