Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Study: Eat one apple to transfer to your body 100 million microbes

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A large group of researchers at Graz University of Technology and Engineering in Austria measured the size of a single apple and found it contained more than 100 million microbes.

The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, which specializes in microbiology, and the transfer of the site "DW" - explained that these bacteria are concentrated especially in the seeds of the apple and its pulp.

"The bacteria, fungus and viruses present in our food live temporarily in our intestines, which means that these microorganisms are important for the gastrointestinal tract," said Gabriel Borg, co-author of the study.

The researcher explained that the boiling of foods kills most of these germs, and this is what the human consumption of fruit and vegetables without cooking is a very important source of bacteria useful for stomach.

In the study, researchers compared organic apples grown without the use of fertilizers or pesticides, and traditional non-organic apples. Researchers found that freshly grown organic apples contain more varied bacterial concentrations, making them better for intestines compared to normal inorganic apples.

The researchers hope that their next step is to study the extent to which the diversity of bacteria in food leads to the diversity of microbes in the intestines to achieve health benefits.

"Microbes and antioxidants contained in food can someday coexist with vitamins and minerals in the information on food product packaging to guide consumers," said study author Bergt Vassermann, according to the British Guardian.


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