Can anybody explain "An apple a day keeps a doctor away"?

India
October 4, 2007 8:47am CST
From my childhood i am hearing this proverb. But i never found real meaning for this. Most of the time i think the composition of apple helps us gain vitamins, but why only apple keeps a doctor away. Might be true for melons or mangoes too? Right...
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@peavey (16600)
• United States
4 Oct 07
It wouldn't be true for melons or mangoes (or almost any other fruit) because none of them have the properties of apples. As another poster said, they're high in potassium, fiber and so on. An apple product, vinegar, (which concentrates most of the benefits of apples) is a very good product for health, although not well recognized for it.
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@060157 (1060)
• Pakistan
4 Oct 07
both apple and its product are full of nutrients and help to maintain health. here are some facts: 1)one apple contains as much fiber as a piece of whole wheat bread that help to maintain healthy cholestrol and blood sugar level. 2)apple, its juice and apple sauce are great source of fructose and water than provide you energy and keep you active. 3)an apple contains low calories (about 80 calories) 4) apples also contain 3-8% of the daily value for potassium which may help reduce high blood pressure. 5)apple contains vitamin C which is an antioxidant which helps against damaging free radicals. other than these facts, apples are fat-, cholestrol- and sodium-free so they are fit for those who are concerned about their weight or heart.
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• Indonesia
24 Apr 13
Apples have properties that no other fruits have and its benefits have been proven overtime. You will be able to get the benefits of these properties individually with other fruits, but an apple combines everything and makes it simpler. It has been shown over and over that if it’s not simple, easy and fast, people won’t take care of their health.