Apples are one of the fruits with more benefits, as the famous English saying goes: "An apple a day keeps the doctor in the distance." They have many healthy benefits since: they are rich in fiber, vitamins, minerals and flavonoids, a compound that prevents cardiovascular disease. But did you know that all this time apples have been keeping a secret inside? It turns out that in their heart they have 100 million beneficial bacteria for health.
It has just been affirmed by a study published in the Frontiers in Microbiology. These bacteria reside in the apple core and in its seeds, and are good for our intestinal flora..
Although yes, they are organic apples those that contain more of these bacteria: "Organic and freshly harvested apples house a significantly more diverse bacterial community compared to conventional ones," said Gabriele Berg, the lead author of the study.
But then the heart of the apple eats or not?
That is the question, which until now we have thrown away this valuable part because we thought it had no nutritional value. And besides, let's be honest: it's not very appetizing that we say. But the case is that there is no problem eating the heart of this fruit or its seeds. Do we not include other seeds such as chia or flax in our breakfast?
These are the fruits with the highest glycemic index
Yes, it is true that apple seeds contain cyanide, but it is a minimum amount that does not harm health (unless you take 20 apples at once with their corresponding seeds).
So from now on, if you want to take advantage of those 100 million healthy bacteria, you should eat the whole apple. Without forgetting the skin, by the way, because that's where a good part of its fiber resides.