An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor Away – could also mean some savings on your Expat Health Insurance over time too!
The proverb “An Apple A Day Keeps the Doctor Away” was first printed in the February 1866 issue of the publication “Notes and Queries” but not with the exact words. Instead, it was printed “Eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread.” After many years of variations, we now have this quote. And may we also add, “could also help you save on your expat health insurance over time too!”
So, does an apple a day really keep the doctor away? And how would an apple a day mean some savings on your expat health insurance over time as well?
The short answer to the above is yes, because apple keeps a person healthy and strong. As a result, “keeps the doctor (including dentist) away”! As for how it also means some savings on your expat health insurance over time? Read on.
The long answer…
1. Apple has lots of nutrients and vitamins
- Vitamin C: boosts immunity, maintain overall health
- Phytonutrients: help fight damages from free radicals, reducing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and asthma. Phytonutrients also protects your brain from brain disease
- Quercetin: a flavonoid that shows promise in reducing the risk of various cancers including cancers in lungs and breast. It may also reduce free radical damage
- Boron: A nutrient that supports strong bones and a healthy brain
2. There are many varieties, colors and flavors of apples with great taste – can replace craving for high calories snacks such as sweets and chocolates will help to regulate weight
3. Apple contains phenols that reduces bad cholesterol and at the same time, increases good cholesterol
4. A research done by the University of Nottingham Research shows that those who eat five apples or more a week have lower respiratory problems including asthma, i.e., apple helps build healthier lungs
5. An apple a day will also keep the dentist away! Not only the juice of the apples has properties that can kill bacteria in your mouth, the fibers in apples also act as toothbrush that will clean your teeth
6. And having qualified for expat health insurance at a lower cost due to good health means less stress. Less stress could means even better health!
Apples are great choice for a healthy, low-fat, low-calorie snack. They are rich in fiber and antioxidants which may be protective against a variety of chronic diseases – thus, “keeps the doctor away”! “And possibly keeps your expat health insurance cost low!”
Don’t just hear it from us, try it yourself! “An apple a day keeps the doctor away and possibly, keeps your expat health insurance cost low!”
To receive the maximum health benefits from apples, do remember to eat the skin as well.
Since an apple a day would keep you strong and healthy, it means you will have fewer trips to the doctor or dentist. This in turn, not only will save you time but also money in your healthcare cost – especially when you are overseas, it would be a challenge looking for a good healthcare provider to begin with! Best of all, you will be qualified to purchase any health insurance locally or even while you are overseas and be able to save on the cost of your international medical health insurance!
Many international expatriate health insurers look at your health condition and past medical history to determine:
a. Whether you qualify to purchase plan/coverage and/or what coverages you can purchase
b. What will be the premium of the plan you are interested
c. Some such insurance providers would even require you to pay “loadings” for certain Pre-Existing medical conditions
So, by keeping well, strong and healthy will definitely help you save cost on your expat health insurance purchase or when you are due for renewal.
There you have it, an apple a day keeps the doctor away and also DOES help you save cost on your expat health insurance purchase or renewal!
While we are on the subject of benefits of Apples, it is probably a good time to make sure you are aware of some of the benefits found in expat health insurance and how that can also protect you, your family and your wallet:
- Expat health insurance can usually cover any nationality living overseas or even at home (not just expats) and will usually cover Out-Patient medical treatment
- Expat health insurance can be very affordable and can protect you from high, unexpected and crippling medical bills
- Expat health insurance can get you quick and easy access to the best private treatment in your area
- Expat health insurance can help you avoid waiting lists and access treatment not available locally and usually has a wide network of medical facilities for you to access
For more information, or you would like a free no-obligation quote for your expat health insurance – please contact www.expathealthinsurance.com.sg for a free review of your existing coverage (within 30 days of your renewal date), or for a free comparison and quotation or for a free new quote!