20. Apples and pears
We all know fruit is good for us. But the current buzz is not vitamin content but shape. How good is it for your blood pressure if you look like an apple or pear?
‘Oranges and lemons say the bells of St Clements.’ This is a line from one of the best-known nursery rhymes. It’s still sung and played today in playgrounds everywhere.
Many believe the rhyme describes poverty in London, others believe it’s about sex. Whatever the meaning, it’s time for these fruits to take a bow and move over. Today it’s apples and pears that are being proclaimed the new stars of the show.
Apples and pears are great to eat, and eating an averaged-sized portion of each a day can make up around 40% of the recommended daily five portions of fruit ...