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Health: An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

Updated on June 28, 2016

The Apple

The apple, has had a infamous life, it's role in menus and of the decline of the human civilization is well documented.

Since the days of Adam and Eve and that fated bite of the apple that caused the world to be plunged into a world of poor vision and endless wandering in this thing we call our World, we have used the apple in a lot of different ways.

Initially

Initially we were, as in Adam and Eve, were advised to leave the apple alone. Don't eat it. You'll die.

Well. We, as a collective term, did eat of that fated apple and did in fact receive the punishment of death. We now live, reproduce and pass away.

Was it all because of the apple?

People Argue

People say, 'it must have been a different apple' than the one we are used to eating now.'

Well. It may or may not have been the same fruit. Or, perhaps, it is the same fruit and we are allowed to eat it now.

Arguments

There are a lot of foods that cause arguments in this populace. You have apples. You have pork. You have foods that are special, kosher.

You have foods that they claim protect you. You have foods that harm you, so they claim. Some foods are bad, and others are good. Then, later, those same foods are reversed and they are now good and bad in the opposite direction.

Skepticism

Yes. I recall in my youth, that butter and eggs were supposed to be horrible.

Then, there was the substitution of invented margarines and fake egg products. Then, someone decided eggs were okay and butter was okay, but the margarines were bad.

Then, there was the big oil debate. Is vegetable oil better than soy oil. Is Canola oil better than shortening.

Then, there was the rumor that Canola oil was very healthy for you for cooking, as long as you did not turn on your burner and heat it up.

Sore Feet

I had sore feet for a long time and one day, last month, I saw a bottle of something at the hardware store labeled Proven Old Amish Formula STOPS LEG & FOOT CRAMPS in about a minute.

I bought a bottle, It was about $10. I did not even read the label before I purchased it. I was buying something else at the hardware store and decided to try it.

So, I got the bottle in my car and, alone, began to read the label.

All Natural Ingredients

Its made from organic apple cider vinegar with the addition of ginger and garlic juice. It's blended in just the right proportions, the label says and will stop cramps in less than 2 minutes.

You drink a capful. Or, if you wish, you can splash it on the affected sore spot.

They are right. The stuff works.

Apple Cider Vinegar

I have white vinegar and I have apple cider vinegar. They both taste very similar. Sour.

Supposedly, since Apple Cider vinegar is made from apples, there is supposed to be some health benefits from ingesting it. Something about polyphenols. Upon looking up the term, I see nothing that makes me want to ingest any more than I have to.

No. I am not a doctor. I offer no medical advice. If you need medical advice, go talk to your doctor.

Apples

I like the flavor of apples.

I like to eat them raw. Sometimes I sprinkle salt on them as I eat them. My father used to eat the whole apple, seeds and all. I have done that, but most of the time I just eat the pulp and the skin.

I like to bake apples in a crust now and then. Apples are enhanced with sugar, cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg. The flavor is somewhat addicting. Some people eat their pie with ice cream and some with cheese. I don't understand the attraction of eating pie with cheese, but to each his own.

I like to eat my apple slices raw with caramel sauce now and then. That's good too.

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    • Larry Rankin profile image

      Larry Rankin 19 months ago from Oklahoma

      Interesting overview.