An apple a day keeps the doctor away

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-04-2011
An apple a day keeps the doctor away
Sun, 02-02-2014 - 11:10am

Has anyone ever heard this old saying? My mother used to tell it to me and my sister all the time and insists it is true. She had gotten it from her mother. I have ignored it all my life but just on a whim I asked my daughter's pediatrician about it and she said there is some evidence that could prove the statement to be somewhat true. I was shocked. I am now trying to eat an apple a day or some applesauce. Does anyone here have experience with this?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Mon, 02-03-2014 - 12:23pm

Here is a nice article that points out the different benefits of apples in general:

I think any diet that is higher in fruits and veggies, less processed foods, is always healthier in general.