What are probiotics? Many people may not know about this. Probiotics are live bacteria and yeast that are good for you, especially your digestive system. Our body is full of both good and bad bacteria. Probiotics are often referred to as "good" or "helpful" bacteria. They help in maintaining the health of your stomach. Now many people take supplements to get probiotics, but they can also cause harm in the future. In such a situation, a scientist has described a fruit which is the best source of probiotics.

How do probiotics work?

When there is a lack of good bacteria in someone's body after taking antibiotics, probiotics replenish them. These maintain gut health in your body and do not allow bad bacteria to dominate you.

Scientist and diet expert Dr. Emily Leeming says that apples can be a good option for probiotics. It has a probiotic power of 100 million microbes. It is also cheaper than supplements.

Other experts also say that apples are really good for gut health. All the fiber and polyphenols you get from things like grains and fruits are very beneficial.

Leeming explains in his book 'Genius Gut: How to Eat for Your Second Brain', 'Consuming probiotic foods can improve everything from your mood to your skin tone. Apples specifically contain a probiotic fiber called pectin, which nourishes your 'good' gut bacteria.'

'Apples also contain abundant amounts of polyphenols which have prebiotic effects on the gut microbiome. Yes, people who are suffering from IBS should think before eating apples. Some people should think about taking it. You do not need probiotic supplements. Probiotics will also be supplied by what you eat.

Other benefits of Apple:

Apple is mainly rich in carbohydrates and water. It contains fructose, sucrose and glucose. Despite carbs and sugar, its glycemic index (GI) is between 29-44 which is quite low. Fruits often have a low GI score due to their high fiber and polyphenol content. Due to its high fiber and low calories, it is excellent for weight loss. Some research suggests that eating apples helps in reducing blood sugar levels and avoiding diabetes.

Apple contains a lot of fiber. A medium-sized apple (182 grams) contains 4.37 grams of fiber which is about 16% of the daily requirement. The main mineral in apples is potassium which is very important for the body, especially the heart. Consuming apples in abundance benefits heart health.