Ask your doctor, your mom, and a stranger on the street if apples are healthy for you and you’ll get the same answer. Absolutely. In fact most people would look at you a little weird if you questioned it. Don’t they say, ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’?
Apples are encouraged in weight loss plans – Weight Watchers claims apples are ‘free’, and I’ve read more than one article encouraging eating three apples a day – one before each meal to ‘fill you up’. There’s even apple detox programs where you eat nothing but apples for days!
As moms we’re ecstatic when our kids ask for an apple as an afternoon treat instead of a cookie or a Little Debbie snack. Oh, if only grandma could hear them! Friends look at our little Red-Delicious-crunching-angels and wonder why their children can’t be like ours. Rise, oh, mothers of apple eaters and wave at the crowds!
I hate to make your fantasy world come to a screeching halt, but here goes. . .