Raw Apple Salad for Better Gut Health
While you have probably heard of the raw carrot salad, I am here to share something new: the raw apple salad. It's easy to make, and it can be a good alternative if you are not in the mood for raw carrots. Apples contain pectin, which supports the growth of good bacteria, and inhibits the growth of pathogenic bacteria. If you are sensitive to fiber, this salad might make you bloat, but most who who not have a fiber sensitivity will greatly benefit from adding a raw apple salad into the mix. This is intended to be eaten after a meal and not alone, due to the high carbohydrate content.
- 1 organic honey crisp apple (or similar, I just suggest honey crisp because they tend to taste the best no matter what the season is)
- 1 tsp. melted virgin coconut oil (or MCT oil)
- 1 tsp. organic ground cinnamon (for blood sugar stability)
How to Make It:
- shred apple (you can use a potato peeler, or slice into small cubes
- add coconut oil on top of apples
- add powdered cinnamon, mix and eat
Optional: if you want to make this into a dessert, you can add a little bit of raw cream on top, or a small amount of organic vanilla ice cream. This raw apple salad is a fun way to (1) feed "good" bacteria", kill pathogens (the coconut oil is anti-microbial too!) and also enjoy a sweet treat.