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What Is Pectin and Is It Beneficial?

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  Published on November 22nd, 2021
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  Last modified July 8th, 2023
An apple and powdered pectin

When looking over nutrition labels to make sure your food is keto, you may have come across pectin and you’re wondering exactly what it is. Pectin is a fiber available as a supplement and popular in the naturopathic and holistic sphere. This keto-friendly soluble fiber is derived from plant foods like citrus fruits and apples. Pectin is said to provide a range of health benefits. Let’s discuss what pectin is, whether it’s healthy, and how it can complement your ketogenic lifestyle.Helps Maintain a Healthy Body WeightHuman studies conclude that increased fiber intake is associated with a reduced risk of obesity and overweight. This could be because fiber is satiating, and most high-fiber foods are typically lower in calories. [1]Animal studies of obese rats indicate pectin supplements promote fat burn and weight loss. Pectin has been shown to promote fullness and reduce calorie intake more than a high protein diet. [2] [3] [4] Helps with Gastrointestinal ProblemsPectin is a soluble fiber with gelling properties. Soluble fibers aid digestion by turning into gel in your digestive tract, which […]…

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