An Apple a Day… #wellbeingwednesday +recipe
You know what they say, “An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away!” We are keeping this week’s wellbeing Wednesday tip simple, focusing on the much adored apple. Perfect for this time of year.
Did you know…..
Apples are a low glycemic index food and a good source of vitamin C.
Apples are one of the only fruits that contain calcium-d-glucarate, a nutrient that supports the liver detox pathways and hormonal balancing.
Apples are rich in antioxidants and phytonutrients making them a nutrient dense snack.
Apples contain quercetin, a nutrient that helps to balance blood sugar levels and combat allergies.
Apples are a rich source of fiber, both soluble and insoluble, benefiting digestion and cholesterol levels.
Apples can be beneficial for weight management. Eating an apple 15 minutes before a meal can reduce your caloric intake at that meal by 15%.
Try adding apples to your oatmeal bowl, smoothie, salads, rice dishes, or eating them as is for a snack!
While an apple crisp is not quite the same as eating a fresh apple, I thought I would share a simple and healthier version, that can almost pass for breakfast 😉
Healthy Apple Crisp Recipe
10-12 apples peeled and cut up
½ lemon freshly squeezed
¼ cup maple syrup
2 tsp cinnamon
Mix the above and put in a baking dish.
Topping is; 3 cups large flaked oats, ¼ cup coconut sugar, ¼ cup maple syrup, 1/3 cup coconut oil, 1 tsp cinnamon. Mix together with your hands. Top onto apples.
Bake at 350F covered for 40 minutes. Enjoy
RACHEL SCHWARTZMAN is a naturopathic doctor in the St. Clair West neighbourhood. She is the co-owner of West End Naturopathic Doulas, a naturopathic collective that supports pregnant women and partners with the birth of their babies. Westenddoulas.com