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Heal Me With Apples

Heal Me With Apples

Treat yourself to apple stew in the morning, and gift yourself a bowlful of good health.

Ayurveda considers stewed fruit a golden food. Apples and pears are easy to digest, and help to create ojas or radiance. Most sweet juicy fruits are excellent cleansers; in fact, they help you empty out those piled up toxins within the system. A great way to start your day!

What? You don’t eat breakfast? Hmm … it’s time to start getting hungry in the morning, then. Because, believe you me, a healthy, wholesome breakfast can be the beginning of a total health turnaround.

I was able to bid goodbye to antacids once I began eating lightly cooked fruit for breakfast. Through years of self-neglect, I had trained myself to not feel hungry before noon. To remedy this, a vaidya advised me to  suck on a piece of fresh ginger with a few drops of lemon and a pinch of salt in the morning. This, he said, would activate my salivary glands and kick-start the enzymes needed for digestion.

It worked.

Once I began eating breakfast, the good vaidya introduced me to the healing wonders of stewed fruit. To be honest, the idea of eating cooked apples did not excite me at first, but when I tried the recipe, I loved it!

Here it is:


One apple or pear (if you can buy organic fruit, more power to you!)

One tablespoon of raisins

One clove

One fourth cup water

Method: Peel and chop the fruit into small pieces. Place the pieces in a small pot and add the suggested amount of water. Next, add the raisins and the clove. Bring to boil and then go back to low heat. Cook for about 20 minutes or until the fruit attains a tender consistency. Eat warm.


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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).


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8:15PM PST on Nov 21, 2012


8:38AM PDT on Sep 26, 2012

Excellent, thank you

5:57AM PDT on Jul 29, 2012

hmm... perhaps

7:25PM PST on Jan 30, 2012

I try to eat healthy all the time, and I know breakfest is the most important meal of the day. It's said to "eat breakfest like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a poor chap.."

4:29AM PST on Jan 27, 2012

Very yummy. You can also stew a lot at one time and eat it for several days as a cleanse. :) Adding a bit of plain probiotic yogurt to the stewed fruit is also good and gives you a nice protein balance.

11:12PM PST on Jan 25, 2012

Thank you from this article

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10:41AM PST on Jan 25, 2012

Sounds great !

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