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Did you know that  in March we  celebrate the National Colon Cancer Awareness month? Yep! That's right, the Colon is such an important part of our digestive system, part of its job is to move out the residue of  our body(by this I mean the stuff that our body does not need). Keeping the Colon working at its full potential also aids in preventing Colorectal cancer which is seen more and more in industrialized countries like the USA. When the Colon cannot "pass" the garbage out, it can irritate the cells that cover its inside lining, when this happens, the possibility of damaging these cells and creating a toxic buildup can lead to dangerous polyps. Over time, some colon polyps can develop into colon cancer, which is often fatal when found in its later stages. The good news? By adding more fiber, water, Vitamin A & D (from real foods) and healthy bacteria we can help to keep it healthy. The following recipe has all of the "good stuff" to keep your Colon going so go ahead and share it with your family and friends.  At the Real Food Academy, we love to keep our community healthy!

Sweet and Tangy Coleslaw with Apples

Course Healthy Salads, Side dishes
Cuisine American, World Cuisine
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8 cups
Author Chef Maria Cummins



  • 3 cups green cabbage thinly sliced
  • 3 cups purple cabbage thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup carrots grated
  • 1 each bell pepper, red diced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced apples


  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 each lemon
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup grapeseed oil


  • Whisk all the ingredients for dressing, leave the grapeseed oil for the end, gently emulsifying it until you reach a creamy consistency.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cabbages, carrots, bell pepper, apples.
  • Squeeze the lemon juice over apples immediately to avoid oxidation. Add the remaining dressing. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.
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