National Apple Day
It is National Apple Day!
An apple a day…
Eating this has been proven to beneficially affect the intestinal microflora and immune and nervous systems, leading to reduced inflammatory markers (and reduced need for anti-inflammatory medication), improved digestion and elimination, weight loss, and mood uplift.
Evidence also suggests cinnamon has anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antioxidant, anti-tumour, cardiovascular, cholesterol-lowering and immunomodulatory effects.
All from the humble apple…tuck in!
- Stewed Healing Apples
- 6 Bramley cooking apples (or apples of choice preferably grown organically
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup raisins/sultanas (for added sweetness and fibre)
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
Peel and core the apples and chop them into small evenly sized pieces. Put all the ingredients in a covered, heavy-bottomed pan and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring regularly. Cook until soft with rough shapes. The colour should be a russet brown from the cinnamon.
These may be eaten warm or cold with a good dollop of natural yogurt (dairy, coconut or soy). Cover and put in the fridge where it will keep for several days.
The apple peel may be left on some of the apple to increase antioxidant value, dietary fibre and mineral content.