'An apple a day keeps the doctor away', right?

Well, apparently that's only true if you eat the apple correctly. Spoiler alert - we haven't been.

If you're like me, then you're under the belief that the skin is the healthiest part of the apple. Well, that's incorrect. Apparently the peel isn't the most nutritious part of the apple. The core is. Even crazier, you can and SHOULD eat the core.

Today details -

In addition to fiber and flavonoids, apples contain bacteria (the good, gut health-promoting kind) and most of that bacteria is found in the fruit's core, including the stem and seeds. A single apple contains about 100 million bacterial cells — but if you toss out the core, you’re only consuming about 10 million of these precious cells.

Still feeling iffy? Today explains -

While the researchers’ results suggest it is advantageous to consume the entire apple, many people believe that it's dangerous to eat the seeds or pits of many fruits — including apples — because they contain cyanide. While this is technically true, the reality is a bit more complicated.

To read more about the science you can head here. But just know, eating the occasional apple core is not a big deal from a safety standpoint.

So no more trying to score a 3-pointer in the office with the apple core. But hey, all in the name of health right?

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