|An Apple a Day|
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We're all used to hearing the saying 'An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away' but did you know that it is actually taken from an old nursery rhyme?
No-one knows for certain when it was first written but the first printed version of it has been traced back to 1866 although it is believed that it originated long before that. It is also believed that the poem was written to encourage children to eat healthily.
AN APPLE A DAY
'An apple a day keeps the doctor away
Apple in the morning - Doctor's warning
Roast apple at night - Starves the doctor outright
Eat an apple going to bed - Knock the doctor on the head
Three each day, seven days a week - Ruddy apple, ruddy cheek.'
So you see - our 5 a day is really nothing new. Even two hundred years ago they were encouraging children to eat at least three apples a day and if I had been a child in medieval times I would have happily eaten 10 apples a day if it meant that I wouldn't have to risk a visit from this guy.