Reference Number: 232
With the rapid development of modern society, many chronic diseases are increasing including diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular diseases, etc., which further cause an increased death rate worldwide. A high caloric diet with reduced natural polysaccharides, typically indigestible polysaccharides, is considered a health risk factor. With solid evidence accumulating that indigestible polysaccharides can effectively prevent and/or ameliorate symptoms of many chronic diseases, we give a narrative review of many natural polysaccharides extracted from various food resources which mainly contribute their health beneficial functions via intestinal fermentation.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS STUDY
Dietary polysaccharides are potentially linked to beneficial bacteria in the gut microbiome which have a positive effect on the immune system. Apples are one source of these polysaccharides.