A journal of my experiences with breast cancer to inform those who are interested and to help any one else who might have just been diagnosed.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Cancer Fighting Kitchen: Apples and a Recipe for Curried Apple Slaw

Will an apple a day keep the doctor away? Well, perhaps. Did you know...

  • researchers have discovered that women who eat at least one apple a day are 28 percent less likely to develop type 2 diabetes?
  • an apple has 4 grams of fiber?
  • apple pectin is known for its ability to lower cholesterol?
  • apples are loaded with flavonoids which reduces the risk of cancer and heart disease?
  • apples only have about 80 calories each?
They are so fun and easy to slip into the daily diet, too. You  can eat them with peanut butter, or chop them in some plain yogurt for a snack, add thinly sliced apples to a sandwich. Applesauce is also good for you as long as you don't add too much extra sugar. Or, you can try this recipe for...

Curried Apple Slaw

  • 1/2-1 tablespoon curry
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar 
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice 
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 half small red cabbage (about 2 cups sliced)
  • 2 granny Smith apples, peeled if you like, cored, and cut into matchsticks
  • 2 green onions
  • 1/2 cup  raisins (optional)
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces

Mix in a medium bowl curry, vinegar, lemon juice, honey and salt. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Add cabbage, apples, green onions and raisins. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and stir well. Just before serving, add the walnuts and stir again.
source: modified from Hide The Cheese

1 comment:

  1. Because apples are seriously awesome. We go through so many apples.