Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Power of Pectin

Pectin is a high-fiber carbohydrate which occurs naturally in the cell walls of many fruits and vegetables. It has the unique ability to bind itself to toxic heavy metals such as lead, mercury, cadmium, barium, strontium and arsenic – and carry them out of the body.Pectin rich foods also have many other health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, keeps the digestive tract tone, creates a feeling of fullness which can help in weightloss, absorbs glucose which helps control blood sugar levels, and helps in the prevention of heart disease and stroke.While the amount of pectin found in fruits and vegetables varies - apples, guavas, quince, plums, gooseberries, oranges and other citrus fruits, contain the largest amount of pectin, while soft fruits like cherries, grapes and strawberries contain relatively small amounts pectin.

To Your Health!

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