An apple a day keeps the doctor away... Bet you've heard that your whole life! It's true. The apple is full of vitamins, minerals and fiber. Not only that, but they are in season right now. If you have become accustomed to listening to the cues in Nature, you might be eating quite a few of them right now. I know we are!
We went apple picking a week ago and have been eating them ever since. There are plenty of places in North Carolina. Here's a favorite farm: www.steppapples.com . The kids are all apple-d out! Turns out, this is the perfect fruit to be eating right now as we transition into the colder weather. According to Aurveydic principles, eating apples draws the heat of summer out of your cells and boosts immunity for the coming winter. Depending on your constitution, eating them raw or cooked may benefit you in different ways. If you are drier, more constipated, than cooking them will be of benefit to your body right now, yet if you have a strong appetite, raw is best.
By learning the language of Nature and listening to what your body is telling you, you can determine what works best for you. Just like snowflakes, each of us is completely unique. Perfection is not the goal, practice is. Keep listening, learning and developing awareness of yourself and what occurs in nature. Here's a favorite recipe great warm or cold!
Easy Baked Apples5 cups peeled and sliced apples 2 Tbsp. flour 1/2 cup organic cane sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Mix all together, cover and bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Garnish top with oatmeal and more nuts.