Cathy Isom fills us in on why eating an apple a day can do more than just keep a doctor away. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours.
We have all heard the popular saying An Apple a Day keeps the doctor away. Well, if you’ve never really researched why an apple is known for so many healthful benefits, you might be surprised.
Apples are rich in iron and phosphorus, two minerals that are good for the brain, liver, and bowels. One of the most beneficial parts of an apple is its acid content which not only makes the fruit itself digestible, but also assist in the digestion of other foods.
Apples aid in the cure and prevention of constipation. They also help neutralize the effects of rich, fatty foods. The apple is also good for the teeth. The juice is cleansing, and the flesh is hard enough to help rid the teeth of plaque. Apples are thought to help prevent memory loss. Eating an apple a day, with one teaspoon of honey and one cup of milk, is recommended in the treatment for loss of memory and mental irritability.