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Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away

an apple and stethoscope. apple a day keeps the doctor away

Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Definition

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Eating an apple or perhaps eating well in general can keep you healthy and strong.

Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Examples

  • My kid always runs right passed the fruit basket to the chips every snack time. I always tell him an apple a day keeps the doctor away!
  • An apple a day keeps the doctor away. But if you eat nothing but apples you probably have a blood sugar problem..

Quotes

An apple a day, if well aimed, keeps the doctor away.

P.G Wodehouse

The doctor’s wife ate two apples a day, just to be safe. But her husband kept coming home.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

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Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away Origin

It appears the idiom originated in Wales around 1866 in the scholarly journal Notes and Queries.

A Pembrokeshire proverb. Eat an apple on going to bed, And you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.

Notes and Queries, 1866

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