An Apple A Day!

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An apple a day keeps the doctor away, right? At least that is the old wives tale. My boys each eat about 2 apples a day…they absolutely love them! I knew some of the benefits to eating apples, but I wanted to learn more being that they eat so many. Check out the history behind the saying and more health benefits of eating an apple a day!

The history of “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”:

The original phrase was ‘Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.’ In the 19th century and early 20th, the phrase evolved to “an apple a day, no doctor to pay” and “an apple a day sends the doctor away.” The phrasing now commonly used, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” was first recorded in 1922. Apples also pops up in traditional Ayurvedic medicine, dating back about 1,500 years in southern Asia. 

The health benefits of eating apples:

🍎 an apple is under 100 calories

🍏 apples are high in fiber and H20

🍎 apples have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease

🍏 apples contain polyphenols

🍎 apples are linked to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes

🍏 apples contain pectin, a type of fiber that acts as a prebiotic (this means it feeds the good bacteria in your gut!)

🍎 studies have shown a link between plant compounds in apples and a lower risk of cancer

🍏 apples may help protect your lungs from oxidative damage 

🍎 apples are linked to higher bone density

For the greatest benefits, eat the whole fruit — both skin and flesh 🍎🍏

Visit Healthline for lots of 🍎🍏 information on apples!! I was shocked to learn all of the amazing benefits!

What is your favorite apple- red, green or yellow?? We are a house divided.

 

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Eryn is a plant-based momma of four amazing kiddos ranging in age from 4 to 18! She is a marketing maven and mentor with 20 years of business development and marketing under her belt. She beyond obsessed with all things purpose, giving back, wellness, and marketing. Living in Orlando for over 14 years, this Flo-Grown, Miami native has fallen for The City Beautiful and all it has to offer! From the local arts, to the craft beer and foodie scene, to all of the non-profits and giving opportunities, Eryn is is love with all things Orlando! Her connection with local moms, businesses of Orlando and philanthropy goes deep. Eryn uses her 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦 to 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘦, 𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘦𝘯𝘨𝘢𝘨𝘦, 𝘦𝘮𝘱𝘰𝘸𝘦𝘳 & 𝘦𝘭𝘦𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘦 other mompreneurs in life & business. Eryn is also an accredited Integrative Wellness Consultant, Purpose Coach and certified Social Entrepreneurship/Small Business Coach, and a clean beauty advocate with Beautycounter. She strives to help other women prosper and flourish in life and business and she thrives on creating authentic partnerships and building relationships. Her motto is be on purpose and she lives to better the lives of others.

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