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What happened to "an apple a day" - Dec 2013

A person asked, What happened to "an apple a day" as a result of reading our Dec 22 VitaminDWiki newsletter

Apple a day was great a century ago.

Now the poor apple from the grocery store has


His question referred to an apple a day keeps the doctor away

1866 Wales ''"A Pembrokeshire proverb. Eat an apple on going to bed, And you'll keep the doctor from earning his bread."
It evolved to “an apple a day, no doctor to pay
then an apple a days sends the doctor away,
and since 1922 an apple a day keeps the doctor away

By the way: a slice of apple pie used to have about 2,000 IU of vitamin D (due to the free-range-lard in the crust)

Many reasons why vitamin D deficiency has become epidemic has 18 recent reasons why an apple is no longer enough
and the following chart

See also