Does apple really have the ability to keep the doctor away?
Hello, I am 19 years old girl. My mother is very strict. She makes me eat apple everyday. I don't like it at all. Apple does not taste good also. She tells me an old proverb that "an apple in a day, keeps the doctor away". I would like to know is it true? Does apple really have the ability to keep the doctor away?
@nipa While the phrase was first coined in 1913, it was based on a Pembrokeshire proverb that originated in 1866. In fact, Notes and Queries magazine was the first to publish the original quote: “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” Although research shows that eating more apples may not actually be associated with fewer visits to the doctor, adding apples to your diet can help improve several aspects of your health. Apples have been associated with a number of benefits that could help promote long-term health. Apples are loaded with important nutrients, including fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. One medium apple provides the following nutrients. Calories: 95, Carbs: 25 grams, Fiber: 4.5 grams, vitamin C : 9% of the Daily Value (DV), Copper: 5% of the DV, Potassium: 4% of the DV, Vitamin K: 3% of the DV. In particular, vitamin C acts as an antioxidant to neutralize harmful compounds known as free radicals and protects against disease