Skip to Content

Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 1587

It doesn't work if your life partner is a doctor!

By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh

Once at a party, in Riyadh, a very close engineer friend of mine, who is married to a doctor told those present that the English proverb ‘an apple a day keeps the doctor away’ does not work with everybody and in his case even if he were to take two apples a day he cannot keep this doctor away – pointing at his wife, who is a doctor.

There was a loud laughter! However, according to studies it should work at least with some.

Although there is another saying relating to apple I am quoting it here with utmost reluctance since it is little harsh on the doctors, most of whom dedicate their life to serve the humanity, it goes as follows; ‘eat an apple on going to bed, and you’ll keep the doctor from earning his bread’.

We admit in every profession there are bad apples too so the medical profession is no exception.

Apple contains Vitamin C which helps our immune system in our body; it also prevents heart diseases and cancers. It contains phenols, which reduces bad cholesterol and it prevents tooth decay and infection that damages the structure of teeth and thus paving the way for a new saying; ‘an apple a day also keeps the dentist away’.

Survey has revealed apple protects brain diseases helps to maintain healthy lungs and most importantly of all other fruits it tastes great!

Apple is an affordable fruit in many parts of the world although it is not the same in most of the Third World Countries, where this ‘little doctor’ is scares and expensive.

- Asian Tribune -

Share this