Plus I don't feel sickly and I don't get sick. My energy is great, I'm very positive and I eat a very healthy diet be it not all organic though and I have read that people with elevated liver enzymes should eat organic. I eat way too much veg and fruit so it would be extremely costly. So I go back to burying my head in the sand and doing my thing! It's like OMG, how healthy do I have to live, eat and breath to keep this under control!
Back to the salad. As I was saying the malic acid in apples helps the liver to convert the beta carotene to vitamin A. Fresh ginger, turmeric, garlic, lemon and apples all work together to improve liver function, digestion and the immune system so maybe I should call this my Improved Liver Function Salad! I wish I could find the article I got the information from but after spending quite some time looking for it I just have to hope you take my word for it. I will keep searching and add the article if and when I find it.
I think this salad is a great substitute for stodgy ole Mayo laden Coleslaw. Especially if you find raw cabbage a bit strong or really reacts with your stomach and digestion. You know what I mean by that. Gas!! No thank you! Plus they say that cruciferous vegetables inhibit the thyroid which is the main reason I avoid them. Sad because I like them but I must admit my digestion and demeanour are much happier without them. This ones a bit of an oxymoron as they also say that they are fantastic anticancer vegetables! I can't win! Apparently cooking them makes it all ok.. so I let go of it if there cooked.
Carrot, Apple and Coconut Salad
Makes: 1 -2 serves
1 carrot peeled and grated (don't peel if it's organic)
1 apple peeled and grated (don't peel in it's organic)
1 tbs dried organic coconut
1/2 to 1 clove fresh crushed garlic
1/2 cm fresh minced ginger
1/2 cm fresh minced turmeric
1 tsp chives, fresh or dried
Juice of half a lime or lemon
Mix all ingredients together. Place in the fridge to let the flavours develop then serve.
I added some to light snack I had earlier in the day while it was developing that flavour! This is what inspired me to use it as a coleslaw.