By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” This is true for all of us but particularly true in pregnancy where an apple when pregnant could have an extra special effect.READ MORE: Philadelphia School District Students, Staff To Resume Masking As COVID Cases Continue To Rise In City
According to studies, when moms-to-be ate apples during pregnancy, their children had lower rates of asthma.READ MORE: West Philly Double Shooting Leaves 30-Year-Old Man Dead, Teen Hospitalized: Police
This is important because more than 20 million Americans have asthma.
According to the research done in Holland, women who consumed the most apples during pregnancy, more than four a week, had children who were 37% less likely to have ever wheezed than children of mothers who had eaten the lowest number of apples during pregnancy.MORE NEWS: Police Investigating Series Of Gunpoint Robberies In Center City, West Philadelphia
A balanced diet high in fruits and vegetables is crucial for you and it is no surprise the impact it can have on pregnancy.