An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away – A Good Fall Philosophy
Soon our trees will take on the crimson, rust and golden jewel tones of fall. Along with the beauty of the leaves comes the apple harvest. Apples have long been associated with a healthful diet. The fruit is low in calories and sodium, and high in fiber and Vitamin C. You might have heard the saying “An apple a day keeps the doctor away?” Where exactly did this age-old aphorism stem from? Apparently, this phrase originated in Wales and was first recorded in the 1860’s. The original saying was “Eat an apple on going, and you'll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” By the early 20th century this had been modified to “an apple a day, no doctor to pay,” and it was not until 1922 that the phrase became what we see today. “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” ”The idea of eating apples for heath has existed for thousands of years, dating back to Ayurvedic medicine in Southern Asia. Recent studies have found that eating an apple a day helps significantly reduce levels of bad cholesterol and the risk of diabetes. So, munch on an apple as we welcome fall – it’s good for you!