An Apple a Day

We all know the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” with fall coming and fresh apples from Michigan orchards ready for the picking this is the best time to eat apples. However, I was thinking is the above saying true. I asked our Assistant Medical Director, Dr. Christina Helms, MD this very question.

“The saying is true! Yes, apples are full of fiber which is good for your GI, also they are full of vitamins.” -Dr. Helms

Finally an answer to my question. So, apples are good, but how about flu shots? I asked Dr. Helms why should a healthy adult get their flu shot this year?

“It can prevent the flu. The flu can get you sick enough that you will have to stay home for multiple days most of that time you will be resting. Getting your flu shot can help you avoid the sickness itself.”

Thanks Dr. Helms!

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