There are loads of theories as to why "an apple a day keeps the doctor away." Flavonoids, water content, folic acid, vitamin C, beneficial bacteria, potassium, etc., etc.Apple season has recently begun, and I've been doing my "research" by eating one or two huge Jonagolds each day.
Pardon my overshare, here, but I think theory "Number 2" wins. Apples make digestion, and the expelling of waste and toxins easy. All those other benefits are nice, but none of them compare to the awesome pectin and fiber combination that apples offer.If you'd like to do some research of your own, you can pick your own apples right now at Fishkill Farms, or even lease an apple tree for your family or as a gift at Liberty View Farm. Best idea of them all: plant an apple tree near where you live, where you can walk outside and eat an apple right off the tree. Now that's local.