Saturday, April 23, 2016

Fact of the Day: An Apple A Day

A common phrase is "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" which stresses that proper nutrition can lead to a healthier body. The phrase originated in the 1860s by Caroline Taggart who said originally ‘‘Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.”.

15 comments:

Huggybear said...

Ha ha - well the medical profession may not be that keen on the saying - especially the last part "earning his bread"!
But an apple before going to bed???
That may have made the smile return??
Colin

Saucy Siciliana said...

That's funny! Fuji apples are my favorites.

Dascha said...

Haha I love apples!

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Kati said...

The current version is definitely a lot more catchy! :-)

-Kati

Pat Hatt said...

Doctors definitely won't appreciate that, can't hand out pills like candy that way.

Christine said...

Nice looking apples

baili said...

i call apple the king of fruits ,it is special without it or its's juice a day is incomplete

Margaret D said...

That's a good saying which I wasn't familiar with.

stephen Hayes said...

I have an apple every day for lunch.

Harlynn said...

An apple a day keeps anyone away, if you throw it hard enough.

Martha said...

I didn't know it goes that far back. That's interesting.

LV said...

Have heard that all my life. Whether it works or not, apples are good for you.

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bj said...

We eat apples a lot...Fuji apples are my favorite..thin peelings...and boy, they are sooo good with a little peanut butter spread on them....:)

Kay said...

Envy apples are the favorite here in Hawaii, but I prefer Fuji.