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Does an Apple a Day Really Keep the Doctor Away? (And the Truth About 7 Other Sayings)

Believe or not, but sometimes those old adages that you hear over and over actually have some truth to them.

Check out this post called “Can You Really Be Bored To Death? The Truth About 8 Famous Health Sayings” by Amanda Kelly to learn which of these well-known sayings about your health are true or not…

does an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

Does an apple a day really keep the doctor away?

“These adages are popular for a reason: sometimes, the advice is actually spot on. But other times? Not so much…

‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’
True? Yes

“It sounds too simple to be believable, but eating an apple a day does seem to have some specific health benefits. A 2013 study published in the British Medical Journal suggests that prescribing one apple a day to all adults over 50 years old in the UK would prevent or delay 8,500 cardiovascular deaths (like fatal heart attacks or strokes) every year. Researchers concluded that the fruit prescription would have a similar effect to giving statins to adults over 50 who don’t already take them. Of course, this isn’t to say that you should replace your statins with apples—but biting into the fruit daily sure can’t hurt.”

Click here to continue reading and discover what the 7 other health sayings are and if they are truth on


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