Apple Walnut Salad

It’s apple season! We have the best apples here in our northeast region–and so it was time to revisit the apple salad recipe I created in the spring. I wanted to experiment with a couple of special vinegars that we now carry at Mother Earth’s. As simple as it is, this variation was very well received.

Ingredients:

3 medium organic apples—diced (peel if not using organic)
½ cup chopped walnuts
2 Tbs. lemon balsamic vinegar (ME’s bulk vinegar)
1 Tbs. tangerine balsamic vinegar (ME’s bulk vinegar)
¼ tsp. cinnamon

Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl. Stir to combine. The longer the salad sits, the more flavorful it will become. Serve cool or cold.

Health Benefits of Apples

  1. Apples are filled with soluble fiber (5 grams)
  • This fiber has been shown to reduce intestinal disorders, including diverticulitis, hemorrhoids and possibly some types of cancer.
  • Helps control insulin levels by releasing sugar slowly into the bloodstream.
  • Cleanses and detoxifies, which helps eliminate heavy metals, such as lead and mercury.
  1. Apple pectin helps reduce cholesterol levels by lowering insulin secretion.
  2.  In two studies researchers found that eating five apples a week lowered the risk for respiratory diseases like asthma.
  3. According to Chinese Medicine: Apples strengthen the heart, quench thirst, lubricate the lungs, decrease mucous and increase body fluids.
  4. Apple cider vinegar can help prevent the formation of kidney stones.
  5. Studies indicate that eating apples daily can reduce skin diseases.
  6. According to a Brazilian study, eating an apple before a meal helped women lose 33 percent more weight than those who didn’t.
  7. An apple has only 50-80 calories and has no fat or sodium.
  8. Apples are packed with vitamins C, A , and flavonoids and with smaller amounts of phosphorus, iron,  and calcium.
  9. Apples provide a source of potassium which may promote heart health.
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