Just as the age-old adage promises, it seems an apple a day really can keep the doctor away.
Apples (along with other fruits and veggies) pack a combination of vitamins and minerals that out-power supplements like artificially made vitamin capsules. These nutrients are critical for our bodies’ health—not only do they keep our immune system strong to fight off germs, but they also reduce our risk for heart disease and cancer.
Doctors believe the reason fruits and vegetables are so much better for our bodies than the bottled stuff is because supplements delve out nutrient one at a time, but the combination of many different nutrients found in natural sources like apples offers added benefits.
So while no amount of apple-eating can guarantee you’ll stay clear of the doctor’s office completely, it’s a great place to start.