Procyanidin, a type of antioxidant found in apples, has been found to lower LDL or “bad” cholesterol. The bacteria in the colon also digests the bioactive compounds in our Fijis and Macintoshes and converts them into healthful components used by our bodies. Apples may also beneficially impact the helpful microbiota in our gut, a potential way to prevent cardiovascular disease.
Packed with prebiotic fiber, artichokes can help promote the health and growth of your body’s probiotics, the good bacteria found in your GI tract. Probiotics are linked to loads of health benefits, from helping reduce your risk of chronic disease to even helping stave off a cold.