The old saying of “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” is not just a myth. While it is a rather generalized statement and cannot be taken literally to mean if you eat an apple every day you will never be sick, it does indicate a healthy direction to consider in terms of health management.

Lucky for us, science has worked hard on researching the recommendation and has discovered many nutritional and health benefits we can gain from eating apples that can truly help us stay well. This article explains some of their best findings for the health bonuses gained by eating apples regularly including the effects it can have on diabetes, heart disease, and even cancer among other things.

But it is important to keep in mind the risks to your health you need to avoid with apples – namely the pesticides that are used in the apple growing process. If you can, the most benefits are offered through eating apples that are organically grown without the use of pesticides. At the very least, make sure you wash them well with soap or vinegar in order to remove as much pesticide residue as possible before eating.

To learn how the proverbial apple can truly keep the doctor away, keep reading at… http://health.yahoo.net/experts/dayinhealth/superfruit-really-does-keep-doctor-away.