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An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away — Fact or Fiction?

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An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away — Fact or Fiction?
Apples are highly nutritious, but you may wonder whether they can really keep the doctor away. This article takes a close look at the old proverb and whether it holds true.

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An Apple A Day

An Apple A Day

Adding apples to our daily intake can improve various aspects of our health, as they are loaded with fiber, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals.

Originating from a proverb in 1866, the phrase ‘An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away’ was coined in 1913. The original quote was: Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.

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Apples: Health-Rich Fruits

Eating an apple lowers the risk of heart disease, stroke, inflammation as it contains flavonoids. The soluble fibre reduces blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

The antioxidants and flavonoids also lower the risk of various kinds of cancer. It is also proven that a diet which has lots of fruits and vegetables protects us against many types of cancer.

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Health Benefits Of Apples

  1. The fiber in apples supports weight loss due to the feeling of fullness.
  2. Increases bone mineral density.
  3. Helps keep the brain healthy.
  4. Protection against asthma and Type 2 Diabetes.

Apples are unlikely to have any downside, though too much of it could have some side effects. It is better to include other fruits in our plate for a healthy, balanced diet.

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