An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away?
Apples are available in many, many different varieties. From the common Granny Smith and Pink Lady varieties to the less common Worcester Pearmain and Egremont Russet – they might have some weird and wonderful names, but they all have one thing in common – they’re great for our health!
Mix things up and hunt down different types of apple that you may not have heard of before. Farmer’s markets and farm shops are great places to find odd named varieties – the fun is in trying them. Some are sweet and juicy, others are sharp and crisp, so there’s definitely something for everyone.
But, is the old saying true? Can an apple a day keep the doctor away? Or, is it an old wives’ tale?
Eating an apple each day certainly supports our health, by providing all-important fibre, vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients that are essential for the smooth running of our bodies.
Apples, or any one food, won’t undo a lifetime of poor food choices and inactivity. But consume them for breakfast, as a snack, after lunch or in the evening as part of a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet rich in other fruits, vegetables, wholegrains, lean or plant-based protein and good fats. Then you may well have a distant relationship with your doctor!