In addition to this, the researchers compared the kinds of bacteria in droppings of obese vs. lean mice before and after feeding them the special apple compounds (sounds gross, but stool contains evidence of stomach bacteria). Researchers found that obese and lean mice have different kinds of bacteria in their stool, but once the apple compounds were introduced into their diet, their stool began to resemble each other.

Previous studies have shown that obese individuals harbor certain types of bacteria in their stomachs that absorb more calories, making them prone to additional weight gain. With the Washington State University study, it is thought that Granny Smiths could help to facilitate weight loss by balancing out the “good” and “bad” bacteria.

So I know that you are probably thinking you should run out and buy all the Granny Smith apples you can find and binge on an apple diet “cleanse”. Well don’t! Keep it simple. Yes, start bringing more apples into your diet, but don’t over do it. Remember too much of anything (except laughter of course), can be bad for you!


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