Healthy Eating

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Eating an apple is good for you, right?

Submitted: May 10, 2017

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Submitted: May 10, 2017



Healthy Eating


When you think ‘healthy eating’ what comes to mind? Fruit? Vegetables? I bet I’d be there somewhere on your list. Me! An apple! Isn’t there a saying amongst humans -- ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’? But take a moment to think for yourself, away from all the hype and the propaganda.


Do you think we all look so perfect naturally? If you do, think again. There are sprays and treatments, chemicals galore! A little bit of engineering here, a bit of genetic modification there. But that’s fine! We are still ‘fat-free and full of goodness’!


Pah! We contain a lot of sugar. Natural sugar maybe, but sugar none-the-less. Acid again, is a part of our make-up, not as much as in our citrus cousins though. And all those hidden, secret chemicals that were never meant for human consumption – oh, I make for healthy eating alright!


Five a day, that was what they said! For several years that was the recommended consumption. Not enough though, was it! Haven’t they put it up, doubled it. Ten servings a day now. Poor us. What are they going to do to us next?


You see, there is something that they are not telling you. Some of us have mutated. Some of us now have the capability to bite back! Look carefully when you are selecting your four or five or eight or ten pieces. Are there any odd mouth-like marks? Is there a teeny, tiny glint of a tooth?


An apple a day might keep the doctor away, but it could also bring the undertaker to your door!



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