Sometimes it is the simplest foods that do the most good. Autumn brings with it a glut of juicy apples ready to harvest, which is great news for your skin. Apples are known in Ayurvedic terms for their ability to cool the body after summer. This is because of their anti-inflammatory properties. They are also full of fibre, which is vital to help maintain a healthy digestive system, and good gut health is vital for a radiant complexion. The apple’s skin contains quercetin, which has anti-ageing properties and can help to offset UV damage, too. They are also a great source of vitamin C, which is vital for a healthy immune system and also aids in the synthesis of collagen for a glowing, youthful complexion.
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Recipe: Stewed Apples with Cinnamon
238 CALORIES PER SERVING
6 cooking apples, peeled, cored and cut into bitesized pieces
240ml boiling water
1 tbsp honey, plus extra to serve
1½ tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tbsp natural Greek yoghurt, to serve
My mum would make a whole array of different dishes using stewed apples. It tastes quite naughty, but with only a spoonful of honey to sweeten it, there’s nothing but the healthy deliciousness of the stewed apple.
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