SANTA FE, NM - SEPTEMBER 24, 2016:  A ripe apple is ready to harvest from a tree in Santa Fe, New Mexico. (Photo by Robert Alexander/Getty Images)
Health - Wellness
Is It Bad To Eat Apples At Night?
“An apple a day keeps the doctor away” is the most common statement people hear when it comes to apples, but the phrase dates back to the late 1800s, and the advice was, "Eat an apple on going to bed, and you'll keep the doctor from earning his bread." Thus, the recommendation was to specifically eat an apple daily at bedtime.
Apples are a fantastic source of nutrients and fiber. Some say the best time to eat an apple is in the morning because it can help with digestion throughout the day; pectin in apples allows the liver to create bile for digestion, and fructose in apples provides a little energy boost. It’s also believed that one should avoid eating apples at night, as it may disrupt their sleep.
However, there is no scientific proof that apples can’t be eaten at night — so as long as you face no digestive issues from eating an apple in the evening, go for it. According to the University of Illinois Extension, apples contain insoluble and soluble fiber, making them a great evening snack, as they help push food through the digestive system more quickly.