An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away by Amrutha


By Amrutha, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" is a common English-language proverb that appeared in the 19th century, advocating for the consumption of apples, and by extension, "if one eats healthy foods, one will remain in good health and will not need to see the doctor often." The proverbial advice to eat an apple a day first appeared in print in 1866. While the phrase was first coined in 1913, it was based on a Pembrokeshire proverb that originated in 1866.


The apple eaters showed higher educational attainment, were more likely to be from a racial or ethnic minority and were less likely to smoke. Apples seem particularly good at fending off various diseases, including cardiovascular disease and cancer. Apples are loaded with important nutrients, including fibre, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Due to the presence of flavonoids found in apples, the compounds that have been shown to reduce inflammation and protect heart health. Apples are also loaded with soluble fibre, which may help reduce blood pressure and cholesterol levels, both of which are risk factors for heart disease. Apples are highly nutritious and have been associated with several health benefits, including improved heart health and a reduced risk of certain types of cancer.


As part of a healthful diet and lifestyle, apples really can fight a number of diseases and help keep you healthy and away from the doctor. Apples are a great choice for a healthful, low-fat, low-calorie snack. They're rich in fibre and antioxidants, both of which may be protective against a variety of chronic diseases. To receive the maximum health benefits from apples, eating the whole fruit—including the skin—is recommended.

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