The Matka of “An Apple A Day…”

Listen now | Many of us have grown up with this cliched proverb, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”, though Wikipedia makes it a point to tell us there is no scientific evidence this is true [1]. Since childhood, it has been drilled into our heads (definitely my head) that eating fruits and vegetables is good for our health. In recent years, this has sometimes become a fad, with some people and nutritionists even advocating a liquid diet of fruit and vegetable juices, apparently to “detox”, as if there are built-up toxins in our bodies that are just waiting to be flushed out. Seriously!!

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