An old English saying goes that if you eat an apple a day you don’t have to go to the doctor as often. Is that correct? What research knows about it.
The saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” comes not from a doctor, but from the book “Rustic Speech and Folklore” published in 1913 by Elizabeth Mary Wright. The author collected names, sayings and proverbs from different dialects, including home remedies. The English rhyme, which also exists in a very similar way for onions, is less of a medical recommendation and more of a widespread custom. Another saying goes even more precisely into the time of day when apples are enjoyed: “Ait a happle before going to bed, an’ you’ll make the doctor beg his bread” – translated roughly: An apple before going to bed and the doctor will be around Have to beg for bread.
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