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Why You Should Eat An Apple A Day

An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? At least that is the old wives tale. My 7 year old eats about 2 apples a day...he loves them! I knew some of the benefits to eating apples, but I wanted to learn more. Check out the history behind the saying and more health benefits of eating an apple a day!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


The history of "An apple a day keeps the doctor away.":

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The original phrase was ‘Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.' ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the 19th century and early 20th, the phrase evolved to “an apple a day, no doctor to pay” and “an apple a day sends the doctor away.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The phrasing now commonly used, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" was first recorded in 1922.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Apples also pops up in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, dating back about 1,500 years in southern Asia.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀


The health benefits of eating apples:

⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍎 an apple is under 100 calories⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍏 apples are high in fiber and H20⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍎 apples have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍏 apples contain polyphenols⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍎 apples are linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍏 apples contain pectin, a type of fiber that acts as a prebiotic (this means it feeds the good bacteria in your gut!)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍎 studies have shown a link between plant compounds in apples and a lower risk of cancer⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍏 apples may help protect your lungs from oxidative damage ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

🍎 apples are linked to higher bone density⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀

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For the greatest benefits, eat the whole fruit — both skin and flesh 🍎🍏⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

⠀⠀⠀ Visit Healthline for more 🍎🍏 information on apples!! I was shocked to learn all of the amazing benefits!


What is your favorite apple- red, green or yellow?? We are a house divided.


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