This is one of my secret weapons for gut health. It's easy to make and everyone loves it!
Raw apples can be problematic for some people with digestive issues or have a sensitive gut. Stewed apples, however, are a very different story as they are much easier to digest and provide essential nutrients for gut healing.
The phenolic compounds in the apples (as well as the cinnamon!) work to decrease inflammation in the gut and fight unwanted pathogens.
The pectin in the apples is a prebiotic, which means it is food for the good bacteria in the colon. The bacteria convert this food to small chain fatty acids (SCFA), which help to maintain the health of the gut bacteria as well as the gut lining.