Why is it said "an apple a day keeps the doctor away"?

An apple a day - the old rhyme "An apple a day keeps the doctor away ", was a polite way of saying that this would help to prevent constipation since it was believed that the juice of a raw apple aided the fermentation of undigested foods. Although we might query such a sweeping statement these days apple are good for you but it is the dentist more than the doctor they keep away. Dentist will tell you that biting on a crisp crumbly apple is an effective method of removing food particles from between the teeth. Eating an apple after meals and cleaning your teeth night and morning is the best protection you can give them. To say this is not to deny the overall value of an apple and the presence of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) as well as other minerals lends some weight to the old adage. Some say you feel well in direct proportion to the amount of Vitamin C in your tissues.

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