An apple a day, keeps the doctor away!

@claire03 (1444)
United States
August 28, 2007 3:29pm CST
i always hear this saying before, that "an apple a day keeps the doctor away". Is this true ? tell me why? i am just so curious to know where they got this sayings. i like apples specially the fresh crunchy ones. Do you think eating apple a day will prevent you from getting sick or what? hhhmm.. sounds a little weird and funny, but give us your opinion about this saying, we'll be glad to hear it!
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15 responses
• India
28 Aug 07
hi, if you have an apple a day it will keep the doctor away but if the doctor is close to you you better keep the apple away. lol. smiles always, apple.
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@claire03 (1444)
• United States
28 Aug 07
that's quite funny mr. applecartronnie, at least you made me smile today! i think you like apples because of your name, do you also like doctors? hehehe...
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• India
28 Aug 07
i am happy you smile, and yes i am a sort of small doctor too, i used to work as a deep tissue therapist in london for sometiem. lol. dont let that smile go, or we might have to send accross an apple or a doctor or both. love always, apple.
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@lesnan (538)
• United States
28 Aug 07
Am apple a day will keep the doctor away if I eat them. They give me gas!
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@claire03 (1444)
• United States
28 Aug 07
i'm sorry to hear that :) Do you always get gas? maybe because of some other food you eat also. Are you sure it's because of the apple? You can ask a doctor if you want so you'll know what food give's you gas. have a nice day!
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@pilbara (1436)
• Australia
28 Aug 07
I was watching a documentary a while ago and there was some speculation that it had partly to do with sailors. When at sea they couldn't get access to a lot of fresh food and many suffered from deficiency diseases such as scurvy or rickets. Oranges are known for having vitamin C but apples do as well and they keep much better than oranges. It was found that eating fruit such as apples kept the sailors healthier and therefore "kept the doctor away" whom many of them wouldn't have been able to see anyway.
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• United States
28 Aug 07
It is an old saying, I don't know where it started but I always thought it was from the early 20th century and it was a way to get people to eat apples. Apples are a great source of vitamin c and a.So they can help you remain healthy.So I guess it is true.
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@AmbiePam (49082)
• United States
28 Aug 07
Apples keep people from getting constipated. If you are constipated long enough, you'll have hemorroids. And that would take you to the doctor.
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@gradyslady (4055)
• United States
25 Sep 07
See I don't know if I believe that because I know a lot of people who eat healthy, and they still have lots of medical problems.
@kellyalex (151)
• China
29 Aug 07
the old saying is valid.I believe it although I can't tell you why.fruit teast delicious and is good to our health.I love many kinds of fruit.I like have a tomato,or pear half an hour after dinner.
@crazynurse (7489)
• United States
29 Aug 07
It is a very old saying, but someone was way ahead of their time! Apples are so nutritious: low sodium, high in fiber, low fat, and more! If one eats an apple a day, they are likely getting enough fiber to help keep them 'regular' in their bowel movements and getting plenty of vitamin C too!
• Switzerland
29 Aug 07
Well, an apple is a healthy food. It has fibers and it has negative calories! But I think I read from Reader's Digest that it's actually five apples. However, of course, if yous moke, drink, don't exercise, eat junk foods, etc. and eat apple alongside it, it still wouldn't keep the doctor away, right?
• China
29 Aug 07
haha.. i think is right!
@dymezse3 (58)
29 Aug 07
it probaly means eat healthy treat your body wright then you wouldnt need to go to the doctors to check if u have any thing wrong with u thats what i think
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
29 Aug 07
Hi there. Ive never heard of that saying "An apple a day, keeps the doctor away" but I have heard of "An apple a day keeps the dentist away" lol...
@djmarion (4901)
• Philippines
29 Aug 07
yes and i believe so, apple has many nutrients so if you keep eating it every day your body would absorbs it and makes you healthy.
• Singapore
29 Aug 07
I guess is probably owing to its nutrients. I personally feel that a balanced diet, exercise regularly and plenty of rest with a clear mind will keep a doctor away be it physically or mentally.
@ssh123 (31104)
• India
29 Aug 07
There are countries where a cost of apple is beyond an ordinary man's reach. In that case the saying should be AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE MONEY AWAY. Anyhow, talking about apple, it is believed that eating apple contributes for imporvement of blood ciruclation. I do not know any other theories.