Most people have a favourite variety of apples —maybe yours is McIntosh, Jonagold, or Granny Smith—but all of them have some important things in common: vitamins, minerals, fibre, and polyphenols.
Apples contain vitamin E and potassium—nutrients that are especially important for heart health. They also have small but notable amounts of B vitamins and calcium. Their fibre, which includes both insoluble fibres like cellulose and soluble fibres like pectin, makes them a prebiotic food, helping to support healthy colonies of friendly gut bacteria.
Pectin is reported to have cholesterol-lowering and blood sugar-stabilising effects as well. The fruit also has plant chemicals known as polyphenols, which are found mainly in the peels. Polyphenols provide apples with their colour and flavour and protect the fruit from light damage, fungi, and insects. When we eat whole, unpeeled apples, their polyphenols act as antioxidants that contribute to many of its health benefits.
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Founder of Joanne willcox clinics of Cheshire is a well known colonic hydrotherapist .
She has successfully runs 3 detox clinics in Chester and Liverpool and has done for over 20 years.
For over 16 years Joanne has ran a monthly detox retreat every month at crabwall manor hotel and spa… to help recharge and restore both the mind and the gut.
Joanne is a master NLP practioner and member of ARCH and British naturopathic association,, also qualified in Chinese medicine.
Joanne encourages her clients to practice her holistic approach at home.
Her healing juices and balancing skin care range do just that.
Joanne’s office is always there for support and advice, she tells us, even after treatments.