Mirror recipe: Apple coleslaw

BY: The Mirror
Apple coleslaw
Apple coleslaw


• One medium
• One red apple
• One green apple
• One carrot
• Half cup finely chopped red bell pepper
• Two green onions
• Half cup mayonnaise
• Half cup brown sugar
•One tablespoon lemon juice

• Wash and chop cabbage, apples and onions.

• Wash and grate carrot and set aside
• Chop red bell pepper into very tiny pieces
• In a large bowl, mix cabbage, red apple, green apple, carrot, red bell pepper and green onions.
• Mix mayonnaise, brown sugar and lemon juice in a separate bowl.
• Pour dressing over salad.

• Apple salad can be served immediately or refrigerated for a few hours.

Health benefits of eating apple
Apples can be eaten raw right off the tree or in a variety of dishes such as fruit salads and custards.
Apple juice is also a common drink across the world, and it is also included in many desserts.

It can be baked, minced, mashed, frozen or dried into chips as a healthy, sweet snack.
Here are some benefits of adding apples to your meals:

Reduces cholesterol
The soluble fibre found in apples binds with fats in the intestine, which translates into lower cholesterol levels and a healthier you.

Weight control
Many health problems are associated with being overweight. Among them are heart diseases, stroke, high blood pressure and diabetes.
To manage your weight and improve your overall health, doctors recommend a diet rich in fibre.

Boost immune system
Red apples contain an antioxidant called quercetin, which boosts and fortifies the immune system, especially when a person is stressed out.
This is one of the most unexpected health benefits of apples.

Prevent cataracts
Some studies suggest that people who have a diet rich in fruits that contain antioxidants such as apple are 10 to 15 per cent less likely to develop cataracts.
This makes apple benefits endless.

Control constipation
Whether you are unable to visit the bathroom or you just can’t stop going there, fibre found in apples can help.
Fibre can either pull water out of your colon to keep things moving along when you are backed up or absorb excess water from your stool to slow your bowels down.