An Apple A Day – Or Three A Week…

The humble apple packs a powerful nutritional punch, especially if you leave the skins on for extra fibre. I am using them daily currently to help heal a re-leaky gut (thanks ibuprofen!). You’ll find an article all about using apple for mucosal repair in the Pinterest links below.

For now, here’s a nice reminder from Dr Marilyn Glenville’s enews for us on them:

Apples

This is a great time of year to get hold of a wide variety of apples. A fruit bowl staple, apples are full of nutrients that will benefit your overall health. The key nutrients include vitamin C, B vitamins, calcium, potassium and magnesium. They are also full of fibre; half of the fibre content is in the skin so make sure you don’t peel it, so get organic where possible. They also contain plant compounds called polyphenols, which have strong antioxidant properties that may protect you from heart disease, and also lower your risk of type 2 diabetes. As little as 3 apples a week could make a difference.

There are many ways to enjoy raw apples – with a handful of nuts they make a good snack, and diced or grated they take porridge and muesli to a whole new level!

I like them as crumble made with almond flour, grapeseed oil and a little honey, with nuts raw as above or as a baked apple stuffed with walnuts and dates. For special occasions, add a few shards of chocolate in the baked apple; tastes yummy!

Here are some more ideas from my Pinterest boards. I love the look of that apple cake and the fennel and apple salads for a start. Enjoy.

 

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