This fruit is a super star, high in pectin higher than pears, a soluble fiber that helps cleanse the intestines (helps to gently relieve constipation) and helps detox the body. Very important in conditions like arthritis to keep the bowels working well, helping to reduce imflammation, aches and pains.
They lower cholesterol levels. Apples contain a plant compound called malic acid which helps to break down and eliminate fatty deposits in the body’s cells. Apples also help relieve inflammation and the pain associated with arthritic type conditions. Help to stabilize blood sugar levels and are filling. They make a good snack.
If you are over weight, losing weight is extremely important to relieve the pressure and reduce the load on the weight bearing joints. Losing weight will enable you to walk better, this encorages the circulation and in turn carries more oxygen and nutrients to the joints encouraging repair. So add more apples to your diet to help you lose weight and reduce the inflammation.
Baked Apples for desert lovers
4 green apples
Raisins or chopped Dates
Keeping the apples whole, remove the core from down the center of the apple. Cut a line very lightly into the skin around the apple’s center. Stuff the center of the apple with dried fruit and cinnamon. Place in a baking tray and cover, put in the oven for about 30 to 45 minutes or so. Serve while still hot or warm.
Nutrients – Vitamin C, beta-carotene, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, malic acid, and pectin