Most people are familiar with the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” But maybe it doesn’t. International Eat an Apple Day is today, but some people may think twice about apples, or at least about apple juice, after watching Wednesday’s headline-making episode of “The Dr. Oz Show.”
“The Dr. Oz Show” is one of the top-rated talk shows on television. Dr. Oz’s ties to Oprah Winfrey earned him the trust of millions of viewers. But after a bold statement made on his show on Wednesday, some of this trust may have been lost.
So what exactly did Dr. Oz have to say about apple juice that would provoke the FDA to become involved? He claimed that lab tests had found there to be alarming levels of arsenic in apple juice. According to an article found on NEWSOK, the FDA is assuring Americans that apple juice is safe to drink and that the arsenic levels are lower than the levels “The Dr. Oz Show” claimed they had found. Dr. Oz is still standing by the claims made on his show.
Even the beloved Dr. Oz has said that apple juice is still OK to drink at this time, so don’t let a national apple juice crisis damper your International Eat an Apple Day festivities. Juice debate aside, apples are still a healthy fruit for people to include in their diet. Apples contain vitamin C, and offer other health benefits as well. Apples are also low in calories, which I love. In celebration of International Eat an Apple day, well, eat an apple! If the apple juice debate has left you uneasy, enjoy apples another way. My favorite way to enjoy apples: the apple muffin.