Why Does an Apple a Day Keep the Doctor Away?

April 20, 2018

Apples Make the Perfect Snack!

Ever wonder why we say an apple a day keeps the doctor away? The answer is simple! Apples make the perfect snack.

First, they are delicious and whether your tastes lean toward tart, semi-sweet or sugary there’s an apple that’s bound to satisfy your fancy – Fuji, Pink Lady, Red Delicious, Gala – the list goes on and on!

Second, they are oh-so nutritious. Apples contain vitamin C, a powerful antioxidant; B vitamins for proper immune and nervous system function; lots of fiber and they contain substances called phytonutrient antioxidants to scrub cells and rid the body of free radicals. In addition, apples contain loads of calcium, magnesium and phosphorous to ensure bone health and proper cardiovascular function.

Finally, apples are low in calories which make this delicious food the perfect between meal snack to promote nutritious, healthy weight loss.

This is Dr. Jim for Be Healthy! Be Happy! Eat apples. Power your path to happiness!

Nordqvist, J. 2017.  Apples: Health benefits, facts, research. Online [available at]: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/267290.php [Accessed 1 April 2018].