Thursday, July 31, 2008

An Apple a Day...

Ever wonder where the phrase
"An apple a day keeps the doctor away" comes from?
Oh you haven't? Whatever. Cause I have. : P

So here are a few historical facts & tid bits on the phrase and the fruit.
Make sure to click on all the links (*) below!

An apple a day lyrics:

An apple a day keeps the doctor away
Apple in the morning ,

apple at night,
starves the doctor outright

Eat an apple going to bed,
knock the doctor on the head

Three each day, seven days a
Ruddy apple, Ruddy cheek

Origins and history of the nursery rhyme
The simple history or meaning behind the words of this nursery rhyme lyrics is one to encourage the child or even baby of the family to
eat healthily! Although perhaps 'Doctor' should be replaced with 'Dentist' in this modern day and age
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*Apples At a Glance

"Although 'as all-American as apple pie' is a patriotic tribute, apples are not native to the United States. Archaeologists have discovered that apples were eaten during the Iron Age and were cultivated in Egypt 4,000 years ago."
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The marketing slogan [39] and proverb addresses the health effects of the fruit: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Research suggests that apples may reduce the risk of colon cancer, prostate cancer and lung cancer.[40] Compared to many other fruits and vegetables, apples contain relatively low amounts of Vitamin C as well as a several of other antioxidant compounds..[37] The fiber content, while less than in most other fruits, helps regulate bowel movements and may thus reduce the risk of colon cancer. They may also help with heart disease,[41][42] weight loss[42] and controlling cholesterol,[42] as they do not have any cholesterol, have fiber, which reduces cholesterol by preventing reabsorption, and are bulky for their caloric content like most fruits and vegetables.[42]
- *Wikipedia

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

*U.S. Apple Association: An Apple a Day

*An Apple a Day

"Men who ate at least five apples a week had better lung function than others, in a study published in Thorax. Apples were singled out as the fruit that could actually halve the risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among smokers in a Netherlands study."
-*Always in Season: An Apple a Day

*An Apple a Day Keeps Alzheimer's Away!

*An Apple a Day LP

Seems like Eve had the right idea!

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