Research has shown the incredible anti-inflammatory effect of stewed apples on the gastrointestinal tract and health of the microbiome. Two stewed apples daily could induce the equivalent effect of 10-15mg of steroid anti-inflammatory control in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and this was due to the pectin content of the apples.
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Stewing apples helps to ‘pre digest’ the carbohydrate creating a viscous quality rich in pectin that mimics the healthy lining of the gut and has a protective role against inflammation. See the document ‘Healing Stewed Apples’ for more information.
Apples are a high FODMAP food. For some people suffering with IBS/IBD the equivalent of 2 apples could be too much to begin with possibly inducing symptoms such as bloating and flatulence.
If you know that apples cause you these symptoms I suggest following the cooking instructions below and start by taking a teaspoon or two and gradually increasing the amount you can eat.
Healing Stewed Apples
Makes 4 servings
- 6 Bramley apples or 8 eating apples
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/2 cup or 1/2 mug raisins, sultanas or chopped dates
- 1/2 cup or 1/2 mug water
Optional Second Stage Ingredients:
- Organic coconut yogurt (later dairy yogurt can be reintroduced)
- Add 6-8 blueberries and 4-5 almonds in their skins
- 1 tsp. Manuka honey or raw honey
- Peel and core the apples and chop them into small pieces. Sprinkle over the cinnamon and toss to coat thoroughly.
- Put the apples, raisins, sultanas or dates and water into a saucepan and cover.
- Cook for about 15 minutes, stirring regularly. Cook until soft with rough shapes, no longer identifiable as apple slices. The colour should be a russet brown with the cinnamon effect.
- The apples may be eaten warm or cold. Store in the fridge or freeze in individual portions.
- Before serving add the second stage ingredients.
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