Will an apple a day really keep the doctor away?
August 21, 2007 7:44pm CST
Crisp, sweet and rich in vitamin C, apples have long been touted as a beneficial fruit. And, according to Statistics Canada, apples are among consumers' favourite fruits with Canadians eating an average of 6.8 kilograms per person. From tart to sweet, apple growers have bumped up their selection generously and now offer a wide variety from Honeycrisp to Gravenstein to Vista Bella. The good news is that recent studies have lent new support to the old saying, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away." Researchers have found that compounds in apples may protect against cancer, prevent asthma and sharpen memory. Ref: cbc.ca