9 Reasons why An Apple a Day Really Keeps the Doctor away

An apple a day keeps the doctor away ...“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”… but why?

Do you really know what makes an apple so special? Why is it that we never hear an orange or a banana a day keeps the doctor away?

Apples have properties that no other fruits have and its benefits have been proven overtime.

You will be able to get the benefits of these properties individually with other fruits, but an apple combines everything and makes it simpler. It has been shown over and over that if it’s not simple, easy and fast, people won’t take care of their health.

1-Apples contains Vitamin C. Vitamin C helps greatly your immune system. A lot of people who lack Vitamin C in their diet have poor healing, bruise easily and have bleeding gums.

2-Prevent Heart Diseases. The reason it can prevent both coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease is because apples are rich in flavonoid. Flavonoids are also known for their antioxidant effects.

3-Low in calories. A regular size apple has between 70-100 calories. Eating an apple when craving for candy or chocolate can make the desire disappear since apple in itself contains sugar, but gives you only ¼ of the calories.

4-Prevent Cancers. Notice the plural. We all know that cancer comes in several forms and in different places. Apples target multiple cancers such as colon cancer, prostate cancer and breast cancer in women.

5-Apples contain phenols, which have a double effect on cholesterol. It reduces bad cholesterol and increases good cholesterol. They prevent LDL cholesterol from turning into oxidized LDL, a very dangerous form of bad cholesterol which can be deadly.

6-Prevent tooth decay. Tooth decay is an infection that seriously damages the structure of your teeth, which is caused primarily because of bacteria. The juice of the apples has properties that can kill up to 80% of bacteria. So there you have it, an apple a day also keeps the dentist away!

7-Protects your brain from brain disease. This is something many people don’t know, and when you consider that your brain makes the person you are, it gives a whole new perspective. Apple has substances called phytonutrients, and these phytonutrients prevents neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinsonism.

8-Healthier Lungs. A research at the University of Nottingham Research shows that people who eat 5 apples or more per week has lower respiratory problems, including asthma.

9-They taste great! And not only that, they also come in many flavors and colors. Not in a mood for a green apple? Why not get a red one, or a macintosh! Their taste can vary greatly, but still give you all the apple benefits. Variety is an important element to maintaining your health.

On average, Americans consume around 20 pounds of apples a year, which comes to around 1 apple a week. Unfortunately, while an apple a week is better than nothing, it is nowhere close to being able to extract all the advantages apples have to offer. Eating apples is part of balanced and healthy diet than will increase your longevity, so why limit yourself to only 1 per week?

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mansi December 31, 2012 at 9:10 am

well….i have like 3 apples a day…i wonder if its gonna have an adverse effect on me…
shud i be reducing it to 1 apple a day?


Jacquelyn Marks January 11, 2013 at 8:52 pm

I just ate a large red apple and it was fantastic!


kiruthi January 15, 2013 at 7:31 am

really the information about apple is good….im gonna eat an apple a day……


TBScott January 15, 2013 at 9:52 pm

I read a similar article some time ago, gave it a try and been eating an apple everyday for about two months. I have not had the flu this year (yea!) which I always get, better digestive system, and overall I feel better. As simple as it seems…..something is working here.


Mike January 17, 2013 at 7:35 am

I recently learned that cigarettes can be good for you too. Apparently they can hinder Alzheimer’s. Hahahah


Thiago January 28, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Been watching too much House, man :)


Tamara February 22, 2013 at 3:42 pm

Eek, cigarettes are known killers. Any benefit of preventing Alzheimer’s is definitely out weighed by lung cancer and heart disease. There are hundred’s of toxic chemicals in cigarettes that when burned turn into 4,000. Not in my body! I’d rather reduce the amount of chemicals and toxins and eat with common sense. Apples are sweet, crispy and I love em in salads.


Alice January 22, 2013 at 12:14 am

Hey hey!!!
If people start eating Apples daily .. then what will happen of the Doctors??? :(
Lol! :P


Louis Denton February 5, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Most probably we will get doctor’s appointment quickly as less people would need Doctors LOL


Nellz March 19, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Hahahaha… Good point! What will really happen to the doctors if we all start eating an apple a day?


Carol Brock January 24, 2013 at 5:46 pm

I eat the apple and its seeds. Need to know the benefits of eating the apple seeds as well as the apple.


Mea January 27, 2013 at 9:28 pm

To the person who is eating the apple seeds – Stop eating the seeds. The seeds have trace amounts of cyanide. Not dangerous to eat by accident occasionally, but you’re not supposed to ingest tiny amounts of cyanide every single day.


Mufinman March 4, 2013 at 9:09 pm

Actually eating apple seeds generates hydrogen cyanide (HCN) which is very very toxic and lethal. However, you would have to eat about a cup of apple seeds to have a 50% chance of dying (thats the LD50 dose) so you probably don’t need to worry :P


Thiago January 28, 2013 at 3:41 pm

There’s also a 10th reason: apples are great for people who have acid reflux as they help regulate stomach acid’s Ph.


Travlar February 1, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Well I should never have to see the doctor then. I eat at least one apple and 2 other fruits a day everyday! :)
I am really healthy but I cannot tell if it is due to eating an apple everyday alone.


Peter K February 4, 2013 at 8:57 pm

i eat a apple 1-2 times a day :)


Sally Brian February 19, 2013 at 7:09 am

I adore apples. I stick to eating one apple per day like it was said from the proverb. I didn’t know that apples have such a great impact on tooth and body. My parents have a beautiful apple garden and I really love the taste of them. yeah.. apples and apple juice are really worthy for my health.. Thanks!


Mark February 26, 2013 at 1:30 pm

“Not in a mood for a green apple? Why not get a red one, or a macintosh!”
Lool :D


Andras March 5, 2013 at 5:12 pm

What I do, I eat out every day, and the only thing I got at home is apple.

The other day I had smoked some pot and I started craving of munchies, but I wasn’t gonna pop down to the 24/7, so I had an apple. Wow, that was the best apple I’ve ever had, and then I had two more later.

Apple is good.


Kathie March 5, 2013 at 5:58 pm

Hi there, I love apples. Since I learned the apple have many health benefits I will eat an apple a day. I’ve been eating apples every day now for a couple of weeks and I walk for an hour a day. At 66 I want to be as healthy as a horse!! Go to the fridge and get an apple now. I want you all to be happy and healthy. Don’t worry about the doctors, they’ll be there when you need them.


Kathie March 5, 2013 at 6:01 pm

Oh, and I cook with apples all the time. I make apple crisp, and baked apples, and apple sauce. Since, I retired from work I have a lot of time to try new recipes, and to eat as healthy as I can. Before, I was always on the run. All the best in keeping your health as good as you can.


tara March 6, 2013 at 9:58 pm

i think i am going to eat an apple a day


Eliane March 11, 2013 at 1:31 am

Great information, I will do my best to eat an apple a day. Apple is not my favorite fruit but after reading this article I realized that the benefits are amazing.


Kalpesh Shet March 14, 2013 at 3:20 pm

I m very to know all the benefits that one can get after eating 1 apple everyday.


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