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Does an Apple a Day Really Keep the Doctor Away?

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Which would save more lives, a prescription to eat an apple a day or statin drugs?

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Should we be seeing our doctors every year regardless? See my videos Is it Worth Getting Annual Health Check-Ups? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/is-it-worth-getting-annual-health-check-ups/) and Is it Worth Getting an Annual Physical Exam? (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Is-It-Worth-Getting-an-Annual-Physical-Exam).

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Sadly, Physicians May Be Missing Their Most Important Tool (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/physicians-may-be-missing-their-most-important-tool).

Here a link to my last apple vid: Apple Peels Put to the Test for Chronic Joint Pain(http://nutritionfacts.org/video/apple-peels-put-to-the-test-for-chronic-joint-pain).

What about dried apples? See Dried Apples Versus Cholesterol (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/dried-apples-versus-cholesterol/).

What about apple cider vinegar? Check out: Does Apple Cider Vinegar Help with Weight Loss? (https://nutritionfacts.org/video/does-apple-cider-vinegar-help-with-weight-loss).

And what about head to head versus acai berries? The Antioxidant Effects of Acai vs. Apples (http://nutritionfacts.org/video/Does-Apple-Cider-Vinegar-Help-with-Weight-Loss).

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38 Comments
  1. NutritionFacts.org says

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  2. Color Of Music says

    I couldn't focus because of this man voice and how he's talking🤣🤣🤣

  3. Froggy Noddy says

    a red pill a day keeps the doctor away.

  4. Achilleas Labrou says

    You don't have to be a scientist to know that fruits and especially apples are very beneficial to the health. Fruits are is very convenient food.
    Nearly all of them can be eaten raw without any cooking. During their season are cheap for everyone. Many fruits can last for days or even weeks without any refrigeration.
    However most people of the western civilization prefer the meat. To be honest meat is more tasty for me.

  5. Wook Ji Chang says

    I buyed 5 apples and meh doctor run away

  6. Jeff R says

    Western medicine has failed..they need to go back to the roots. Greed is an ugly thing, and God knows all of it and he will judge accordingly. Most poor people are healthier stronger and thinner than rich fat overfed people. This countrys problem is abundance. They have too much so they blow it on drugs boose mcDonalds chinese food etc. Money makes people more unhappy, its the root of evil. It is a tool to get things you NEED. Like food, water, house, clothes, soap, toothpaste… this teenage generation is supremely spoiled rotten, and they need guidance and council.

  7. Jeff R says

    Back in the day, apples were 50x more nutritious than they are now. The quality and nutrients of food have declined over the years. Back then they didnt have access to doctors, so they ate super healthy..fruit veggies oats beans potatoes, peanuts etc. Health is a Choice in most cases, food that either heal or kill….SO, be careful what you put in your mouth. Dont wait until your hooked on medications to start. Eat to live, not live to eat. Fiber and water will fill you well, get plenty of both.together. dr greger is a smart man. Hes not afraid to speak the truth. May God bless dr Greger

  8. DJ says

    If an apple a day does keep the doctor away, imagine what one could do with a bushel of apples and the doctor's wife!

  9. Mark Jackson says

    How about GMO Apple Eaters?

  10. Citizenthirteen says

    Apples are a part of the dirty dozen. They are toxic waste unless organic. Don't buy conventional apples !!! You might as well drink varsol , it's just as bad for you.

  11. Gypsy Path says

    That’s why you include your Apple in your smoothie—no chewing required!

  12. Maja says

    Cool!

  13. Angelica Jane says

    Why is this so funny 😂😂😂

  14. Limerind 7 says

    Apples grown in rich nutrient soils? Or in dead soil?

  15. ThomasMoreHamill1 says

    If you're eating an apple a day, then chances are that you are substituting it for some other food, and you ought to subtract off the cost of that food in the cost/benefit analysis. Probably this is beyond the ability of the researchers in the article to quantitatively measure this, but it is still a real effect.

  16. thefecade says

    i eat 5-6 apple a day, i keep the death away.

  17. Troaht says

    I literally ate an apple a day for 1 year and got rushed to hospital

  18. Raj Kumar Jaiswal says

    that sarcasm at 4:23 😂😂😂

  19. TheVeganBerkeleyBeauty says

    Does it count if you peel the apple? Would one need to eat 2 a day to compensate?

  20. Justin Tung says

    It’s a myth to help kids eat their vegetables 🙂

  21. William Baldwin says

    Chewing? That is soo hard. WHO HAS TIME FOR THAT???

  22. Eelke Aptroot says

    Why do complex things like eat plants when you can just pop some pills, what else is health insurance for…

  23. Lynne says

    Have an apple in my lunchbag right now. Luv golden delicious ones 🍏

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  25. Jennifer Stone says

    Thanks for sharing. I'd rather have the apple.

  26. Daltira says

    Nothing compares to a good old bloody apple!

  27. Nikola Wotowicz says

    An apple a day keeps the doctor away,but if the doctor is cute forget the fruit

  28. Vince says

    Yes, lots of chewing with apples. I cut one up into bite size pieces into my oatmeal and it almost made it overflow. So, so much stuff! A very long breakfast indeed, but hey, no one said it was going to be easy, this staying healthy thing.

  29. T T says

    So yes or no?

  30. lionofgod9 says

    what a bunch of blablabla. Say eat apple a day is ok. period

  31. Kitten Se Dévoile says

    I say a bowl of porridge a day keeps the doctor away 😃😂

  32. Kitten Se Dévoile says

    I say a bowl of porridge a day keeps the doctor away 😃😂

  33. Plant Planet Earth says

    Just ate another apple today. And I drank apple slices infused in water.

  34. DevinAK49 says

    Apples make me insanely hungry. I can eat an apple of any size, and it makes me feel like I haven't eaten in days.

  35. alicia ali says

    Can you put some video on how to cook veggies and beans and legume ? As lots of people are changing from meat to veggies need good delicious recipe as you can’t eat raw or salad everyday.
    ( also benefits of onion seeds called Klonji in India )

  36. Eki Rasche says

    I eat an apple every day for at last 20 years and I haven´t visited a doctor all that time.
    Although, I have to add the fact that I have never been a smoker, no drugs, no alcohol, just rock ´n´ roll.

  37. Lander Hendrickx says

    Oh no so much chewing!!

  38. A. S. Afterlife says

    Apples are cheaper in the long run if you buy them in bulk.

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