Thursday, July 7, 2011

An Apple A Day

Everyone knows the old age saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Personally, when I was little, my parents always used to tell me that to keep me eating healthy and because they knew how scared I was of the doctor! I would do anything to avoid the doctor when I was little, so I ate apples often. But is this saying really true?

Personally, I think that if someone were to consume fruit everyday, it would benefit them greatly. Switching out unhealthy foods with fruits or of course, apples could be very beneficial since we all know how healthy fruits are for us.

In the article that I read, a doctor randomly tested 160 women between 45-65 and told them to eat 75 grams of dried apples a day for a year. At the end of the year, the doctor blood tested every woman. He found that the bad cholesterol dropped about 23%.

It wasn’t too surprising to me that people’s bad cholesterol lowered after eating apples everyday. If you eat healthy foods everyday, it’s almost impossible to have bad health.

In the second article, they explained how healthy apples are. They have vitamin C to protect the immune system, they are low in calories, could help prevent alzheimer’s and they also clean the teeth.

It could be very possible that if you do consume apples daily, you will keep the doctor away!

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