Which would save more lives, a prescription to eat an apple a day or statin drugs?
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Yes, lots of chewing with apples. I cut one up into bite size pieces into my oatmeal and it almost made it overflow. So, so much stuff! A very long breakfast indeed, but hey, no one said it was going to be easy, this staying healthy thing.
Can you put some video on how to cook veggies and beans and legume ? As lots of people are changing from meat to veggies need good delicious recipe as you can’t eat raw or salad everyday.
( also benefits of onion seeds called Klonji in India )
Technically it doesn't cost more to eat an apple a day than taking statins because drug costs are extra but you have to eat. So the apple is just replacing other food you would have spent money on. So net cost for an apple a day should be zero.
I would like to see some warning in videos when you recommend stuff to diabetics, that transplant patients get a different kind of diabetes similar to Type 2 but the anti-rejection drugs do more damage that what type 2 does, cellcept, prograf and prednisone , each medication does it's own damage, we all know about prednisone , but Cellcept and Prograf , one interfere with the pancreas , the other interfere with B cells, so transplanted patients who have diabetes caused by the drugs, will never be able to reverse the diabetes regardless how hard they try, as none of the diets work because of the drugs, I hope all the doctors who recommend diets and other things should have a warning that these diets do not apply to transplant patients.
I love the sarcasm about eating an apple being too much work. Trust me, where I live that is very true for most people. They would rather take the pill and be done with it. Unfortunately it much easier to dial up Dominoes than it is to make a salad for folks here.
The fallacy here is that visits to the doctor and good health are in some kind of mathematical inverse relation. That should be insulting to the people who listen to this quack, because he clearly thinks you are idiots.
I consider an: “apple a day keeps the doctor away” as an a priority fact needing no research to convince me of its truthfulness. This is one instance when I will take a pass on the empirical method. But, it should also be logical and common sense knowledge that an “apple a day“ cannot erase the sins of a bad diet containing garbage such as processed foods, unpronounceable chemicals, and of course meat, cheese, eggs, milk and all animal flesh/products/secretions! Also, as beneficial as one apple
in-itself is, we can think of it as an analogy for plant. Apple=plant-based died. And now I will leave you with the famous quote: Two apples a day keeps 2 doctors away! Except for Dr. Gregor, of course, who seems to be drawn towards those of us holding an apple!
Yes, Red Delicious apples are cheap, but they are the Iceberg Lettuce of apples. They are inferior in flavor and textures to almost every apple out there. The Honeycrisp has become very popular, and it is a good apple, but I contend that a Honeycrisp is just a rockier version of a Macintosh, which is still the best for balancing tartness and sweetness. My all-time favorite is the little known Ida Red (a child of the Jonathan and the Wagener). Sadly, the Ida Red has a very tiny window of peak flavor and texture, especially texture, as it gets mealy quickly. Supposedly it keeps for a long time, but "not rotting" is different from "tasting good". I haven't been able to find an Ida Red for over 30 years now. It is no longer an apple for me, but a memory of an apple.
Some Guy Vegan since high school. It's funny, but friends from high school have not aged well, and I still get carded. If someone offered me a million dollars to give up my plant based diet I would turn them down.
Of course the saying was coined in the late 1800s when everyone was already eating an organic diet, smaller portions with few if any additives in their foods (except for canned food) and most people were eating lots of fresh organic produce grown locally! Even if they were eating meat and had baked goods every once in a while, their diets were FAR CLEANER than what the average American consumes a day. So an apple a day then, may have been all that was needed to see difference in their health. Of course the study ignored this very important factor.
Today the average American would probably need to eat Apples an entire day and nothing else each week to make a difference if he was eating the standard chemical laden dehydrating cooked junk food diet the other six days to make a difference.
"All that time consuming an apple" yeah because biting into a lovely crunchy apple and then chewing it for a couple of seconds and swallowing it just takes forever... I hope you were sarcastic at the end.
Apples are lush and just like potatoes, they're so diverse, you can even chuck them into a stir fry or mash one and put into sweet and sour bean and mushroom ; )
Also at the end, you have to account for that you're likely replacing one food item you're already eating with an apple, so the savings converts better than *adding* an apple into what you're already eating :p
Fructose is not a problem when you are eating whole plants, like a whole apple. All the studies saying "fructose is bad" comes from studies that look into effects of say, HFCS in soft drinks and candies and such.
RWS I just said "cholesterol" so obviously that's what I was referring to. Cholesterol is only found in animal body parts and secretions. So stop eating that junk and your brain will work a bit better.
Typical Greger dumbo jumbo bullshit as usual. Completely void of nutrition evidence because he is not qualified in that field of medicine.
So yes the saying has merit, if you want to stay healthy, An apple a day will keep Greger away...if you throw it hard enough.
Alex sure it is, just don't read what side effects it brings......remember you only have one youth and we should have as much fun as possible and live how you want, do what you want... Anyway any complications occur we have more pills to combat that. Recreate life style from TV and we surely will have pill for any inconvenience. Who wants to live long and get old and ugly? YOLO.
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