One of the most popular adages is “An apple a day keeps the Doctor away”.
But, on second thought I have always wondered why is it said so?
Do we really know what makes an apple so special? Why is it that we never hear an orange or a banana a day keeps the doctor away? Does apple really have any value?
Could an apple honestly help a person to maintain perfect health?
For one thing, you can’t beat the convenience of an apple,
“They are an easy go-to snack.” Since apples are about 85% water by weight,
they can help fill you up without a lot of calories.
“In fresh fruit and vegetables, you get a complete package of healthy nutrients,”
“There is good data to show that the soluble fiber in apples can help prevent cholesterol
from building up on artery walls. Apples contain a good amount of potassium,
which can be beneficial for those who are watching their blood pressure.”
It would be irresponsible not to address the most controversial public health issue regarding apples:
Is apple juice as good for you as a whole apple? “I strongly suggest you eat the whole apple.
Juice does not have the fiber a whole apple does, and a good part of the beneficial nutrients
are in the skin. Apple juice is not equal to a real apple.”
Apple can also prevent tooth decay. Tooth decay is an infection that seriously damages
the structure of your teeth, which is caused primarily because of bacteria.
The juice of the apples has properties that can kill up to 80% of bacteria.
So there you go, ‘an apple a day also keeps the dentist away too!
With all these benefits that Apples bring with them, I would say an Apple a day does not just keep the doctor away but does a Lot More Than That!